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When is the park closed? When is the free admission day?
We are closed on the first Wednesday and Thursday of December for facility maintenance and safety checks.
Click here for information on the free admission day.
How can I get there?
Check the Directions page for the map and estimated time.
Do I need to pay for parking?
All 9 parking areas at Ocean Expo Park are free of charge.
※Click here for further information.
Are wheelchairs and baby strollers available for rent?
Yes, we provide free rentals at each entrance gate and information desk.
※However, we do not accept reservations in advance. Rentals are on a first-come-first-served basis.
※Please submit rental application and present an identification card to staff member.
※You can return baby strollers and wheelchairs at any entrance gate or information desk.
※Click here for further information on accessibility.
Is there any reduced rate for disabled people?
Persons who are designated as physically or mentally disabled are eligible for free admission. Please show your certificate at the ticket counter.
※Click here for further information on accessibility.
How long does it take to get through each facility?
The average times spent at each facility are listed below.
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium: 90 minutes.
Tropical Dream Center: 40 minutes.
Oceanic Culture Museum: 40 minutes.
Dolphin show: 20 minutes.

It does not include the travel time between facilities.
It usually takes half a day to visit every facility in the park.
When does Emerald Beach open?
Emerald Beach is open from April 1st through October 31st.
There is no fee for swimming and shower facilities.
※Click here for further information.
Are there any restaurants in the Aquarium?

We have 7 restaurants in the park.
※Click here for further information.

Names Locations
Restaurant “Inoh” On the 4th floor of the Aquarium.(No Admission ticket necessary)
Cafe “Ocean Blue” On the 1st floor of the Aquarium.(Admission ticket to the aquarium is necessary.)
Central Gate Snack Central Gate
Cafe “ Tida” Park Information Center「Haisai Plaza
Beach Shack Emerald Beach(Opens from April through October )
Shack Squall Tropical Dream Center
Okichan Parlor Near Okichan Theater and Dolphin Lagoon.
Is there a trolley bus in the park?
The park trolleys take an excursion around the park at 5 to 30 minute intervals. 11 stops at convenient locations. One-day pass: 200 yen / 1 ride: 100 yen Click here for further information
※Click here for further information
Which parking lot is closest to Emerald Beach?
P9 (Emerald Parking) is the closest.
Sea turtle Pool and Manatee Pool open hours.
March to September: From 8:30 to 19:00.
October to February: From 8:30 to 17:30.
Can I use a snorkel at Emerald Beach?
Snorkeling is not allowed at this beach from a safety standpoint.
Is there any age limit for Kids Adventure Land?
There are two areas; one is for ages 3 to 6, and the other is for ages 6 to 12.
Please feel free to ask our staff members there.
Is there any place to rest?
There are four rest houses; Park Information Center (Haisai Plaza), Main Rest House (Churaumi Plaza), Water Step Rest House, and Sunset Square View Resthouse (Opened in 2013)
No food or drinks are allowed inside the Park Information Center (Haisai Plaza).

【Contact information】

Visitors information for Ocean Expo Park

Ocean Expo Park Management Center

424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-Gun, Okinawa, 905-0206
TEL 0980−48−2741
FAX 0980−48−3339

Photoshoots or Location shooting in the park.
In case of photoshoots (except snapshot) or location shooting, you need to submit an application and receive permission from the park manager.
Click here for further information on the permit application. (The application is in Japanese only)
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