Drop into a Nearby Facility!
At Ocean Expo Park, you will find not only Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, but also a whole range of other fun and interesting facilities. If you find yourself with some spare time, pop in and take a look.
- Entry to Ocean Expo Park is free, as are all parking areas.
- There is a fee to enter Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, the Oceanic Culture Museum and the Tropical Dream Center. All other facilities are free.
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Recreating the sea of Okinawa from offshore to deep sea.
You will encounter the largest fish Whale Sharks, and world first reproduced Alfred Manta rays here.
Among the facilities surrounding the Aquarium are the Sea Turtle House, Manatee Pool, and the Dolphin Lagoon, as well as the Okichan Theater, where you can see the popular dolphin show. The facilities are just a moment's walk outside the Aquarium exit.
- Okichan Theater
- Here Ocean Expo Park's star, Okichan the dolphin, puts on an enjoyable show with her friends against a background of blue sea.
- Dolphin Lagoon
- At the lagoon, you can learn about the capabilities of dolphins and their anatomy, while observing the dolphins at close range.
- Sea Turtle Pool
- Eight species of sea turtle are found around the world. Five of these are bred at Sea Turtle Pool.
- Manatee Pool
- Here you can observe the manatee, origin of many mermaid legends, both in the water and up at the surface.
At the northern peak of the park lies Emerald Beach with its pristine white coral sands.
The History and Culture Zone features the Ocean Culture Museum, which exhibits the life and fishing tools of the oceanic peoples of the Asia-South Pacific region and shows how these peoples are connected, the Native Okinawan Village, which recreates the old village home and gardens of the Ryukyu Islands, and the Park Information Center (Haisai Plaza).
In the Flowers and Greenery Zone, there is the Tropical Dream Center with its world-class greenhouses and the Tropical and Subtropical Arboretum, where you can explore an array of plant species.
- Emerald Beach
- Here an emerald green sea meets pristine white coral sands that form a Y-shape at the northern tip of the park.
- Park Information Center (Haisai Plaza)
- The Park Information Center provides an introduction to park facilities and events and other information regarding surrounding areas. A brochure with information about the Park is available here.
- Oceanic Culture Museum
- *Exhibit hall is currently closed.
Here you will find rare canoes from the Asian and Pacific region, as well as a planetarium.
- Native Okinawan Village and Omoro Arboretum
- Here you can slip back in time to the Okinawa of old. The villages of Okinawa during the Ryukyu Kingdom Period, and plants appearing in “OmoroSoushi”, are grown at this facility.
- Tropical Dream Center
- More than 2,000 orchids are on display at the center. There is also a large-scale Amazon display tank and an observatory.
- Tropical & Subtropical Arboretum
- Here you can see an array of plant species divided into specific sections. Children can play in the Banko Forest in this area.
*Please note that there are reading mistake.