Visit one of the largest and best aquariums in the world in Okinawa.
As an archipelago with a strong maritime culture, Okinawa is home to one of the best aquariums in the world.
For anyone with a passing interest in marine wildlife, the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is a must-see. The aquarium was completely renovated in 2002 and its main attraction is the impressive Kuroshio Tank, named for the Kuroshio Current that surrounds the Okinawa archipelago. The tank is home to sharks, giant whales, and stingrays. The huge tank is several stories high, so you can see marine life from different levels.