Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium: Underwater Beauty to Take Your Breath Away

Source: Japan Cheapo

Japan harbors not only breathtaking and diverse underwater landscapes, but it’s also home to one of the best aquariums in the world! The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (churami meaning beautiful clear seas in the Okinawan language) is located on the Okinawan main island, Okinawa Hontou. Until 2005 it was the biggest aquarium in the world, before being taken over by the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.
As you can imagine, with 77 tanks, including some seriously super-sized ones, it offers a quite impressive journey through the underwater world: boasting a variety of sharks, including the polka-dotted friendly giant, the whale shark, and supercool tiger sharks, manta rays, turtles, as well as live coral (notoriously difficult to keep in tanks

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