Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium Activities
Okinawa International Ocean Expo was held in Motobu, Okinawa, in 1975, and in the following year Ocean Expo Park (Okinawa Commemorative National Government Park Region) was designated as a National Government Park.
Ocean Expo Park was originally conceived as a park that would faithfully reflect the image of Okinawa under the theme of “sun, flower, and ocean”; the old aquarium was built to be the facility that took on the thematic role of the “ocean,” which attracted many people and made the Aquarium one of the most popular spots in the park. However, the Aquarium closed in August 2002 due to the deterioration of its facilities and was replaced in November of the same year by a second-generation aquarium now known as “Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium”.
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is certified as a registered museum.
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium based on the concept as it is the sea of Okinawa to exhibit rich nature, with a wide variety of marine creatures live in the sea of Southern Islands and Kuroshio on the theme of "encounter with the sea of Okinawa". We aim to high-quality aquarium utilizing the characteristics, and also attract visitors with the theme of "Sea" symbolizing the Okinawan charming natural by capturing the needs of the era accurately, as the important base for the formation of national and international tourism and resort.
The sea of Okinawa with the characteristics of the tropical region is a blessed environment nurture a wide variety of species, by the influences of the high-water temperature current flowing through offshore (Kuroshio), abundant sunlight, and clear deep sea water, the Pacific Ocean side and the continent side, surrounding the Okinawa islands. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium aims to exhibit the sea with a three major theme of (1) coral reef, (2) Kuroshio sea, (3) deep-sea focusing on the biological characteristics of each, learning while having fun enable to "see" "hear" and "touch" to recreate and experience the sea of Okinawa.
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