Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
The aquarium introduces you to the mystery of Okinawa’s marine creatures, starting with the naturally lit Coral Sea tank, which exhibits a large selection of coral reef. Next is the enormous, dynamic Kuroshio Sea tank, where you can observe the world’s biggest aquarium and the most unique marine life. Did you know that it’s the world’s first in the successful breeding of whale sharks and manta rays? As you proceed deeper into the aquarium, you will encounter the Deep Sea tank, showcasing the mysterious deep sea of Okinawa and how it’s reproduced, allowing you to experience Okinawa’s entire underwater world.
Come and visit Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium where you can find discoveries and encounters around every corner. We are looking forward to seeing you.
World HeritageNakijin Castle Ruins
The Nakijin Castle Ruins are the historical remnants of a gusuku
(Okinawan fortress) in the Motobu Peninsula, a peninsula located in
the northern part of Okinawa Island.
It is believed that the history of Nakijin Castle Ruins is extensive, dating back to the 13th century. Surrounded by robust ramparts, the castle is located at an altitude of approximately 100 meters, and had served as a pivotal fortress to protect the Yanbaru (mountainous areas of Kunigami District in northern Okinawa).
Ever since the invasion by Chuzan (principality of the central region) forces during the Hananchi era, a Kanshu (administrator) had been stationed. After the last Kanshu withdrew in 1665, the site remained as a place for ceremonial festivals.
Nakijin-jô Site Management Office
5101 Imadomari, Nakijin Village, Kunigami, Okinawa Prefecture, 905-0428
Fukugi trees in Bise
Fugu planted around the house as a windbreak forest form a one-kilometer long avenue to Bisezaki.
The sunlight and the rustling of the leaves of the owl make me feel the calmness of the old Okinawan village and the slow flow of time.
There are also sightseeing cars, and the nostalgic scenery and the Ryukyu-like scenery are soothing to many visitors.