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Address: 1666 Ishigaki, Ishigaki 907-0023, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 980-83-1550
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Surprisingly beautify limestone cave

We weren't expecting much as it was the first stop of a group tour, and we've visited other limestone caves in Japan that have been disappointing. However, the beauty of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Chuck K
Kobe, Japan
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Cebu City, Philippines
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Was expecting that it would be a difficult climb but it was an easy tour inside the cave. It was also beautiful and the place was well maintained! Worth a visit.

Thank Marybeth Q
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71 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Hot, hot hot, it was a steamy 73 degrees here in the caves...so long. I have been in many caves across the United States...but this one seamed like it would not end...then out of the blue an escalator I was amazed.

Thank Mainzer
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was raining and we couldn't go to the beach so decided to visit Limestone cave. We were totally amazed and glad that we got to visit them.

Thank Megha W
Dublin, Ireland
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Definitely worth a visit if you are staying downtown in ishigaki. Its only 30 minutes walk away. There are some exhibits of animals that live there, I was glad I didn't run into them. Lots of cool photo ops, and the lighting inside the caves it really well down.

Thank dublinadam69
Morro Bay, California
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107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The stairs are numerous, steep and slippery. The lighting is poor and somewhat cutesy, miniature colored bulbs in places. Clearance for taller people can be problematic. There have to be other safer and more interesting things to do on Ishigaki Island.

Thank 2bears93442
Kobe, Japan
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93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We weren't expecting much as it was the first stop of a group tour, and we've visited other limestone caves in Japan that have been disappointing. However, the beauty of the formations and variations within Ishigaki Cave and the ease of the walkthrough were a real treat. This is a live cave with with formations continuing to grow due to... More 

Thank Chuck K
Philadelphia, PA
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671 reviews
363 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Don't be discouraged when people tell you that the walking is hard! There are many steps, but there are handrails, and it is well worth the trip inside. There are a few steps and then flat walking until you come to the next few steps. The cave itself is spectacular!

Thank Philadelphia_PAMissy
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206 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I wasn't expecting it, but there are 3 different caves and they are quite long. If you haven't seen limestone caves elsewhere, its highly recommended.

Thank Mish_H50
Tarui-cho, Japan
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41 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was my first cave experience and I enjoyed it a lot. We went on a rainy day. It's fairly close to town and there's a bus stop fairly close to the cave. The restaurant has very reasonably priced food as well.

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Nara, Japan
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

You get to walk about 700m up and down stairs through the usual kind of stalactites and mites that these caves have all over the place. It was reasonably well lit, with the obligatory photo sales op and gift shop. A rainy day maybe.

Thank alaninjapan

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