Jellyfish in the Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan

Churaumi Aquarium, Okinawa | World’s largest aquarium and whale sharks

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If you visit Okinawa main island with kids, or you are simply fascinated by the lifeforms from the ocean, the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is a must-visit. It is the second-largest aquarium in the world and is part of the Ocean Expo Park located in the north-western part of main island Okinawa.

The main tank has a volume of 7,500 cubic meters of water being the largest glass screen in the world. It is 8.2 meters high by 22.5 meters long and a thickness of 60 centimeters. The biggest attraction is the whale sharks since along with the aquarium in Georgia (USA), Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is the only aquarium that exhibits this animal.

If you want to learn more about what you see, you can borrow an English audio guide at the front desk.

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Churaumi Aquarium Area Map

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