Barrier-free information

Exemption from admission charge for the disabled

Free admission

Holders of disability certificates (physical, rehabilitation or mental) are granted free entry. (Please show your certificate at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ticket desk.)

One caregiver can also enter free of charge. (One caregiver for every disabled visitor holding a certificate of any level is granted free entry.)

Aquarium barrier-free information

  • 音声ガイド

    Audio guide for the “Aquarium Braille Pamphlet”

    The audio guide (personal digital assistant) for the “Aquarium Braille Pamphlet” can be used at no charge. (Reservation in advance is required. Available at the reception desk for annual passports.)

    • Name
    • Telephone number
    • Date of your visit
    • Number of audio guides requested

    Telephone number 0980-48-3748

    *Please contact us for your reservation at least 1 week in advance.

  • Aquarium

    Barrier-free access in the aquarium

    The aquarium is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs, including elevator access to the first, third and fourth floors.
    In addition, the Inoh restaurant has a large table, allowing visitors in wheelchairs to dine in comfort.

    *The Tropical Dream Center and Ocean Culture Museum are also accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.

  • Free wheelchair use

    Ten electric wheelchairs are also available for use free of charge at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium entrance information desk. Stop by the desk and ask for details.

  • Multipurpose Restroom

    The main areas of the Aquarium are equipped with barrier-free toilets, it marked with the wheelchair sign. Please see the Barrier Free Map for the Aquarium for the locations of the multipurpose restrooms.

    * We provide multipurpose restrooms for visitors in all facilities in Ocean Expo Park.

  • UDCast

    UDCast Application

    Ocean Expo Park and Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium have introduced the UDCast application with the aim of improving a variety of services for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing and overseas users (inbound visitors). The application allows users’ smartphones or tablets to display park announcements and the Churaumi Theater content with subtitles or in sign language.

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium Barrier-free Map

  • Barrier-free Map of the Aquarium
  • Download the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium map for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, providing suggested areas with interactive activities in which visitors can participate using their senses of hearing and touch.

    The general map can be obtained from the aquarium guide page.

Ocean Expo Park barrier-free information

Ocean Expo Park is committed to improving accessibility for the disabled.

  • Parking Space for the Disabled

    Parking lots with spaces designated for disabled visitors

     

    There are 20 parking spaces for disabled visitors in four parking lots at Ocean Expo Park.

  • Wheelchair

    Free wheelchair use

    Wheelchairs are available for use free of charge at each gate (Bise, North, Central and South), the Park Information Center (Haisai Plaza) and information desks at each facility. Visit the “Barrier-free” page on the Ocean Expo Park website for detailed information.
    Ten electric wheelchairs are also available for use free of charge at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium entrance information desk. Stop by the desk and ask for details.
    Please see the Ocean Expo Park Official Site for more details about the free wheelchair rental service.

    Note

    ※Reservations are not accepted. These wheelchairs are on a first-come, first-served basis.
    ※Please show your ID and fill out an application form.

  • Tour Car

    Touring the park by trolley

    For traveling around the park by trolley, present a certificate for physical disability, rehabilitation or mental disability and you will be granted free rides on the trolley. (One caregiver can also ride the trolley free of charge.)
    A trolley with a lift for getting on and off also operates (200 yen per a day for general visitors) around the park. For detailed schedules and routes, visit the Ocean Expo Park website. Ocean Expo Park Official Site

  • Restrooms

    Barrier-free toilets at the park

    Barrier-free toilets are available at each facility throughout the park. The restrooms are marked with the wheelchair accessibility symbol. For details of restroom locations at the park, visit the Ocean Expo Park website. Ocean Expo Park Official Site
    *Priority toilets for the disabled are available in the park.

  • Park patrol car service

    The park patrol car is available for visitors with special needs or who use wheelchairs to travel around the park. Contact security, an information desk or trolley staff for details.

    Note

    Please note that visitors may have to wait since only one car is available.

  • Express entry

    Generally, visitors are not allowed to drive their cars into the park due to safety concerns. However, visitors with physical disabilities or who have difficulty walking are allowed to drive their cars into an entrance close to the aquarium located within the park.

    • For groups: Allowed to drive into the park.
    • For individuals: Transportation service by our staff in a park patrol car from the parking lot to close to the aquarium.

    Note

    1. This park patrol car service is only provided for visitors who have difficulty in touring the park due to limited mobility and is available upon request at least one week in advance. Please contact the office listed below for more detailed information.