About Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is an aquarium facing the sea, and the sea view is really amazing.
You can also have a close encounter with starfish and sea cucumbers at the entrance.
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium attaches great importance to science education, and many areas have guide sister introducing in Japanese and interacting with children.
And there are more animal species and rarity.
The scenery is not to mention that it gives a very comfortable feeling.
How to get there
Okinawa City Monorail Yuirer Prefectural Government Front Station 3 minutes walk.
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is located about two hours by car from Naha Airport. If you use the expressway, the nearest highway is the Hsuuda Interchange, and it takes about 50 minutes to get there.
Incidentally, the speed limit on the expressway in Okinawa is 80 km/h. Many people may assume that the speed limit on the expressway is 100 km/h, so please be careful!
Ocean Expo Park, where the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is located, has 9 dedicated parking lots. All of them charge no parking fees!
The closest parking lot to the aquarium is “P7,” a large multi-story parking lot that can hold about 1,000 cars.
Ticket prices for Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium are as follows.
Normal from 16:00
Adults 2,180 yen 1,510 yen
High school students 1,440 yen 1,000 yen
Elementary and junior high school students 710 yen 490 yen
*Preschool children under 6 years old are free.
Tickets can be purchased at the box office on the day of the event, but it would be smoother if you purchase tickets in advance on the website!
Tickets can also be purchased at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium’s antenna store “Umichura” on Kokusai-dori Street at a discount of 10% from the regular price.
On both weekdays and holidays, the most crowded times are from 10:00 to 16:00. Immediately after the museum opens and after 4:00 p.m. are relatively calm, so those times are recommended if you want to avoid crowds.
*Please note that some programs are closed in the evening.
Depending on how crowded the museum is, entry may be temporarily restricted. You can check the real-time crowding situation on the official website, so it’s best to check back!
The average time required to visit the aquarium is 1.5 to 2 hours. If you plan to visit the dolphin show or the manatee pavilion, add that to your estimate!
Some programs, such as the dolphin show, have fixed times, so we recommend that you check the start time of the program you want to attend before making your plans.