Churaumi Aquarium, other Okinawa attractions remain closed due to Japan’s State of Emergency

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Churaumi Aquarium, other Okinawa attractions remain closed due to Japan’s State of Emergency

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Ongoing closures at some of Okinawa’s popular attractions continue due Japan’s State of Emergency put in place as a nationwide COVID-19 prevention measure.

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, which draws in thousands of visitors every year, has been closed since July 22. The aquarium may reopen when the current SOE is lifted on Sept. 12, but that might change as the ongoing SOE has been extended a total of four times since it started on May 23.

Other Okinawa points of interest like Shurijo Castle Park, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, and the Okinawa Zoo & Museum also remain closed during this time. Shurijo Castle Park’s fee-free areas do remain open, however. Private beaches such as Manza Beach, Moon Beach, and Yagaji Beach, are currently open as are Hiji Falls and Tataki Waterfalls.

 

 

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