Registered as a "World Natural Heritage Site" on July 26, 2021!

On July 26, 2021, Amami Oshima, Tokunoshima, the northern part of the main island of Okinawa, and Iriomote Island, which are scattered across Kagoshima and Okinawa prefectures, were registered as "World Natural Heritage Sites". This is the 5th registration in Japan.
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, in 2019, at the request of Amagi Town Hall in Tokunoshima, we conducted a marine environment survey (inspection of the natural environment on the island, diving survey, etc.) for the purpose of promoting fisheries.
The survey found that the island is very attractive because you can see the rich nature of the island and the biodiversity that it weaves.
In order to let more people know its charm, we will hold discussions with local people about collection and transportation methods, and hold a collaboration exhibition unique Aquariums


Exhibited creatures

Okinawa Hakusen Fiddler crab Himeshako Red lionfish

Okinawa Hakusen

Nature and creatures of Tokunoshima


    Beautiful sea where sea turtles swim




    Beautiful beach

    Tokunoshima is an island characterized by white sandy beaches, subtropical forests, and many limestone caves.
    Thanks to the Kuroshio Current (warm current), you can see many coral reefs and brightly colored fish in the sea. Also, from early summer to summer, Green turtle land on sandy beaches for spawning, baby turtles hatch and travel to the sea, and in winter, humpback whales visit for childbirth and parenting.
    The forest is also famous for the "Amami rabbits" that are found only in Amami Oshima and Tokunoshima. In addition, it has an untouched wilderness where rare species such as "Tokudaia Tokudaia", "Obitokagemodoki", "Hatsushimakan Aoi", and "Ruddy Kingfisher" inhabit.

    Humpback whale Amami rabbit Ruddy Kingfisher Obitokagemodoki

    Humpback whale