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Okinawa World Bunka Okoku Gyokusendo

1336 Tamagusuku Maekawa, Nanjo, Okinawa Prefecture 901-0616, Japan
+81 98-949-7421
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Nanjo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Lockers / storage
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Tokyo, Japan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Good parts: cave and dance/drum show Bad parts: treatment of snakes was shocking (not just the show, but taping their mouths shut for tourists to pose with them and the absence of habitats in the cages). Also, the walk back from the cave exit is all shops and restaurants, which was annoying and tiresome.

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galveston, texas
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28 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I visited for the caves. My opinion: the caves are definitely worth the trip. One walks on walkways, mostly. Seemed safe to me, as I recall. Not the greatest caves ever, but enjoyable. I liked the local dance and drum show. The show is at various times during the day. Check the times before you walk inside, so you are... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Okinawa world is a mini-cultural theme park based around the 300,000 year old caves, of which 1 kilometer or so is open to the public. The cave was very atmospheric with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites although I would recommend going on off peak times/days as it is far more fun when there isn't a large army of fellow tourists surrounding... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Some of our students at an International School in Japan were very upset by cruelty to a snake at Okinawa World during a recent field trip. Here is how one student described it: "Here's what I saw on our JUMP trip to Okinawa World during the snake show: The act began with the woman talking about the anatomy of the... More

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San Juan Bautista, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

My grandsons couldn't wait to take me to Okinawa World. They love the cave, the dancers and the Habu, the snakes. There is a fabulous snake charming show, gardens with tropical trees and orchids, fuchsias, hibiscus and more. Shopping galore, everything from dried fruits to the beautiful sugar cane dyed green garments and linens. You can take glass blowing, pottery... More

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Sacramento, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I had the good fortune to check out Okinawa World during a visit with my son and his family in Okinawa.. This was one of their Bucket List items to do before being transferred back to the USA. Walking from the parking lot toward the ticket office, one is transported to a faraway land hundreds of years ago. Re those... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

It is alot of walking so wear very good walking shoes and bring along water. Journey to-and-from Okinawa world is very easy. Just get to Asahibashi station (Yui line) and cross the street to Naha Bus Terminal and take bus 83 to the terminal station. Very easy to get there and same for the return trip. The Eisa Dance and... More

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Beautiful place. Enjoyable for young and old. Walk slowly and enjoy the amazing works of nature. Okinawa during high season is very hot, in contrast the caves are very cool. You might get a few drips of water from the moisture within the cave.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We went there for the caves (which are more common in Europe), and were clearly not disappointed. Temperature is strangely higher (21c) than in europe, but stalagtites/mites and drapes didnt fail to amaze. Glass blowing, earth potery and the like were very good. Didnt go to see the Habu snake show (not my thing) but i hear it s good... More

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Naha, Japan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We visited Valley of Gangala today with our kids (3 and 6 years old). The walk was about an hour long, and mostly paved, with areas of stairs (no strollers). We are not from the area, and we all really loved seeing the lush vegetation, the large spiders and of course the caves! Important to note, the tour guides speak... More

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