The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium has been one of the best in the world and Kyoto now has just opened a new aquarium 2 weeks ago! The Kyoto Aquarium is the first large scale aquarium that is constructed in the inner continental rather than near the ocean. The 'tank' is huge and nearly 2 storey deep which supports a wide array of marine animals and organisms. There is penguin zone, dolphin area to many other specialized zones showing the magic of the sea world.
Manta rays and whale sharks are just about the most mesmerizing creatures on this planet. This video shot by Jon Rawlinson of Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan is worth watching, over and over again.