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Museum/Aquarium,etc. Wi-Fi Sango Yuntaku Kan Visitor Center

Sango Yuntaku Kan Visitor Center
Get an inside look at one of the world’s most beloved coral reefs.

The Kerama Islands, made up of over 30 islets, are known for their stunningly blue and crystal clear waters, fondly known as "Kerama Blue." The coral reefs found here are some of the most remarkable on Earth. The Sango Yuntaku Kan Visitor Center, located Zamami Village's Aka-jima Island, hopes to teach the world about the wonders of the Kerama Island reefs. Along with beautiful videos and photos, the center can answer all your coral reef-related questions: What exactly is coral anyway? Is it really so important? Exhibits and videos are adapted into multiple languages, so visitors from overseas will also be able to thoroughly enjoy the facility. You can find Sango Yuntaku Kan right at the gateway to Aka-jima Island, Aka Port, making it easy to access within the Kerama Islands.

Facility Outline

Open:Summer: 9:00 – 17:00
Winter: 9:00 – 16:00
Closed:Open daily throughout the year
Usage Fee:Free of Charge
Foreign Languages Accommodated:English
Address:Aka, Zamami Village, Shimajiri County, Okinawa Prefecture
View of the famous “Kerama Blue” right from center
View of the famous “Kerama Blue” right from center
Thriving coral reefs foster a healthy ocean ecosystem
Thriving coral reefs foster a healthy ocean ecosystem
Message from the Facility
Hiroki Taniguchi, Center Director
Sango Yuntaku Kan Visitor Center is an exhibition hall that specializes in coral reefs. I spent several years researching coral here on Aka-jima Island and am happy I have the opportunity to teach everyone about the wonderful world of coral here in the Kerama Islands. Please feel welcome to use the center as resting area while waiting for your ferry or just stop by on the way to the beach.

Hiroki Taniguchi, Center Director