The expansive collection of underwater wildlife living in the Churaumi Aquarium includes some 740 species and 21,000 animals—like three massive whale sharks—that represent much of the marine life indigenous to the oceans surrounding Okinawa.
Travelers can explore the dark hallways lined with illuminated tanks and uncover mysteries hidden far beneath the surface of the sea. From coral reefs to the famous black current, known by locals as the Kuroshio, visitors can get up close with all the animals that live down below and learn more about what makes Okinawa a unique destination.
The aquarium is located in Okinawa’s Ocean Expo Park. It is open daily from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Entry fee is 1,850 yen for adults, 1,230 yen for high school students and 610 yen for elementary school kids.