Introduction of Churaumi Aquarium
The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium) is located in the Okinawa Memorial Park / Ocean Expo area of Motobu, the headquarters of Okinawa.
Even if you visit the Churaumi Aquarium for the first time, it will often be ranked first in the Japanese aquarium popularity ranking, we will introduce mainly how to enjoy and do not lose even if you visit for the first time.
Naming “Churaumi" means “Kiyuraumi" in Okinawan dialect.
At the time of its opening in 1979, the world’s largest tank with a water volume of 1,100 tons was opened in 2002.
The Churaumi Aquarium is an old building that has been demolished but has the concept of “mysterious Okinawa" as it is.
I hope you can see the atmosphere of Churaumi Aquarium with photos.
Churaumi Aquarium Sightseeing
In the world’s largest aquarium “ Kuroshio Sea ", giant whale sharks, large sharks and rays are also migrating, and it is just like visiting Ryugu Castle, so even those who do not like fish can enjoy it. I know
Because it is barrier-free, you can move around the museum with a stroller or wheelchair.
Therefore, even small children can move easily inside the stroller while they are in the stroller, and both children and adults will definitely be good memories.
Because it is an indoor facility, you can enjoy it regardless of the weather even on rainy days, so it is easy to make a plan.
There are many children, and selfie sticks are dangerous when used in crowded places, so use is prohibited.
As for meals, there are restaurants and coffee shops in the aquarium building (2nd floor), but the meals offered are only light snacks.
However, depending on the date and time, we also have a buffet.
How to get cheap
The entrance fee of Churaumi Aquarium is reasonable, so I asked for a coupon / discount, get off the high-speed Kyoda IC, and cheap advance tickets sold at “ Roadside Station / Kyoda " along National Route 56 It is a good idea to get a ticket after taking a break.
You can also purchase advance discount admission tickets at convenience stores.
Admission tickets are required by elementary school students and are free for children under 6 years old.
There is no JAF discount.
When visiting Okinawa with a tour of a travel agency or a package of air tickets and hotels, there may be options for discounts and advance cheap purchases as options, so there are times when it is cheap, so check it when you apply for travel .
In addition, there is a cheap price setting “ticket from 4:00" for admission after 16:00, so if you stay at a nearby hotel or guest house, aim for the evening.
To avoid congestion, it is recommended to open at 8:30 in the morning or in the evening.
At the ticket counter (ticket booth), you can use a credit card, and you can also use electronic money such as Edy, nanaco, QUICPay, and WAON.
Even if you have a travel coupon ticket or out-of-park sales ticket you bought in advance, if you enter the museum after 16:00, you can get the difference back.
If you visit many times (except some travel coupons), you can get an annual passport.
In addition, the congestion status of the day is displayed on the official website as “40% now" etc., so it is a very kind facility.
The latest congestion forecast can also be found below.
The standard sightseeing travel time of Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
However, I think it is OK if 40 minutes are enough for an adult to just look at it.
In addition, if you want to participate in the program or watch it during feeding, we will need additional time, so I will add it just in case.
Also, if you want to re-enter the building, you can press the “Arm Stamp" from the staff at the exit information desk to re-enter the building.
Tickets (stubs) are always required when entering the museum, so be careful not to throw them away.
As you step out of the aquarium and descend toward the coast, there are large dolphin tanks and large turtle tanks that you can enter for free.
Transportation to the Churaumi Aquarium
It is access to Churaumi Aquarium, but to be honest, it is far from Naha city.
However, the farther away you are from the garbage city area, the more you can enjoy the great nature of Okinawa and the cobalt-colored sea, so even if you feel like you came to Okinawa, it will not bother you to move a little .
In the case of public transportation, “Yanbaru Express Bus" is convenient.
From Naha Airport via Naha city, get off at the bus stop in front of the Memorial Park.
The price is 2,000 yen for one way for adults.
The fastest travel time is about 2 hours and 10 minutes. Express buses can be booked in advance.
In the case of a rental car , it takes about 2 hours from Naha Airport to the end of the expressway.
The Okinawa Memorial Park is very large and has 9 parking lots.
If you arrive at Nagoya Memorial Park via Nago and stop at the first parking lot, the aquarium will be far from Erai.
However, the parking lot near Churaumi Aquarium is a multi-storey parking lot of “P7".
All parking lots are free, so please don’t worry.
If it becomes a distant parking lot, it is good to use an unlimited “pleasure car" for 200 yen.
When the weather is nice, you can enjoy swimming and swimming at “Emerald Beach" in Ocean Park, and you can enjoy various activities.
The swimming period is from April 1 to October 31.