The morning of Day 4 began with a 2.5-hour drive from Ginowan to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Not only was it taxing on the sole driver, it was also taxing for the GPS readers/interpreters. So the advice of the day is to have 2 dedicated drivers before renting a car. Second piece of advice is to have a good old map handy, as the GPS may sometimes lead you to a crossroads and say that you’ve arrived at your destination.
But all of the above troubles were worth it after visiting the aquarium, if only because of the spectator views in the pictures above and below. There were 3 whale sharks in the tank, surpassed only by the Georgia Aquarium.
I did buy a delicious pineapple pie and a cute Mr. Whale in that shop. The whale is obviously cuter than the souvenirs in the aquarium itself. Very often, you’ll find a mixture of different Okinawan souvenirs in different shops. Souvenirs such as purple potato tarts, pineapple pies, bitter melon pork, sea sand magnets, etc. So you wouldn’t have to worry about missing one souvenir in a particular shop. Because the next shop will have it. This shop was no exception.