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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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Drum show was great, 3-d movie ($5) very good, Dr fish(dead skin on feet eating fish) an experience, watching pottery, glass, and paper exhibit interesting, tasting habusake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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ormond beach fl
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Naha, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Even though I am 21 years old, I found the park moderately fun. The cave is interesting for the first 5-10 minutes, but for the 20 minutes after that, you get to see more of the same stuff. The park is filled with little vendors and huts where you can experience "authentic" Okinawan cultural activities such as dying clothes or... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

- If you havent seen stalagmites and stalactites elsewhere before, then this you might find interesting. IMHO, here is quite boring. The cave is not overwhelming and far less presentable than others caves around the world - cave is hot, wet and humid, different from conditions I experienced elsewhere in other caves - less than 30 hour to tour the... More 

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ormond beach fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Drum show was great, 3-d movie ($5) very good, Dr fish(dead skin on feet eating fish) an experience, watching pottery, glass, and paper exhibit interesting, tasting habusake weird. Somewhat commercial, with lots of stuff for sale, beer (dark) very good

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Starkville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We enjoyed learning about the island and the culture. The snake (Habu) show was informative and interesting with live Habu snakes. The cave was fascinating with many photo ops. We also enjoyed the Eisa drum, song and dance.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

While walking in the route, you can feel the power of nature. Also, the old village shows you their old times hand-craft & beautiful glass work. If you have enough time, you can pay to try all the work.

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Garden Grove, California
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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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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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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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