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Okinawa World Bunka Okoku Gyokusendo

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Address: 1336 Tamagusuku Maekawa, Nanjo 901-0616, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 98-949-7421
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Great for families

I went with a family and I was new to island, and it was really nice. Beautiful around every turn, and I'm sure the cave is popular in the summer when its hot because its nice and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Garden Grove, California
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Garden Grove, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I went with a family and I was new to island, and it was really nice. Beautiful around every turn, and I'm sure the cave is popular in the summer when its hot because its nice and cool inside. Worth the money to get in because of how BIG the cave is! The food is great, lots and lots of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I got there and went straight for the cave. The cave is really large and definitely the best part that I saw. When I came out, I was in a place where there were different tropical fruit plants. Once I left that area, though, it was almost all shops and people trying to sell me things. I didn't have time... More 

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Okinawa World is one of my favorite places to visit in Okinawa Island. Especially the most beautiful Gyokusendo cave it’s amazing. There are several beautiful places you can visit in Okinawa. See also http://movetrip.com/top-10-places-to-visit-in-japan-okinawa-island/

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This place was pretty great. Yes it is a tourist trap but it is well worth it. You pay at the entrance for the type of experience you want. Your choices are the cave, habu expo, and the village. You can pay extra for a discount coupon for shopping. We chose the village and habu. There's a number of activities... More 

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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

It is a huge visiting place, with historic geological limestone cave underneath the entire place, called Gyokusendo cave, which is an extensive limestone cave with great geological discoveries, different shapes of stalactites dripping from limestone water and formed through hundreds of years till the current status. It was wet inside with less lighting. Comparing with Kwelin, it was a great... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A great view into Okinawan tradition and culture! Worth the drive, especially for the cave and fruit orchards. The glass blowing was also really cool, and they have a big glass store with lots of gift ideas (as long as you can get it home in one piece!). There is tons of exhibits about a lot of elements of their... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We saw the Elsa show and then we toured the cave and after the cave you end up walking through Okinawa World. We did not visit the snakes area. The show was good even though we understood none of it. But, that is our fault for not knowing Japanese! The cave was fun to walk through. It was totally different... More 

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Tokyo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I visited Okinawa World for the cave.We loved it! The habu show was not outstanding nor the folk dance performance. We enjoyed the shisa dance and shamisen performance the most. Glass studio was interesting to see but very very expensive. Tropical orchard was closed on some parts. We got a whole coconut for 1000¥and a glass of sugar cane juice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I was expecting to see people doing their local trades but instwad it was just people trying to sell you their stuff. I wanted to participate in the demos but there weren't any. I wouldn't pay to shop. That is what it felt like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Wear comfortable shoes with traction for safety. Take time to watch the snakes show, it's in Japanese but you Stoll get a good show and there are English handouts. The caves are some of the best I've seen

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