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Facilities around the Okichan Theater

Sea Turtle Pool

Sea turtles that live in the sea around Okinawa can be observed from both above the surface and below the surface.

Sea Turtle Pool

They can be observed underwater from the underground observation room. There is a sand pit created in the huge water tank for the purpose of laying eggs, where the turtles go ashore to lay eggs every year. It is said that there are 7 or 8 kinds of sea turtles around the world. Of them, the Sea Turtle Pool raises the Eretmochelys imbricata, Caretta caretta, Chelonia mydas, lepidochelys olivacea and Chelonia mydas agassizii.

Observation is free of charge. It is about a 9 minute walk from the Park Information Center (Haisai Plaza) to the Sea Turtle Pool. Transportation by trolley is available, but there is a fee.

Hours of Operation Normal (Oct-Feb) 8:30am-5:30pm
Summer (Mar-Sep) 8:30am-7:00pm
Fee Free of charge

  • Sea Turtle Pool
  • Sea Turtle Pool
  • Sea Turtle Pool


  1. Please ensure not to throw in any items.
  2. If an item is dropped into the pool, the animal may accidentally swallow it. so please be careful when observing.