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Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave

1666 Ishigaki, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture 907-0023, Japan
+81 980-83-1550
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Ranked #23 of 47 Attractions in Ishigaki
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Soufrière, Soufriere, St. Lucia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have been in caves before and this is one of the better ones. Takes about 45 minutes to go through. Easy walk and not cold. Well worth the visit. Turn off your flash to get the best color. We went during the week so it was not crowded either. About 20 minutes from airport.

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Hong Kong
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Trust your GPS to an extent. If it takes you into town, stop and reset. It'll get you there eventually. Drive into the cafe carpark and pay the entrance fee, then drive to the cave entrance which you pass on the way to the cafe. Honour system at work here. Going inside the cave is very refreshing from the heat... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

These are a set of limestone caves going down to some small beaches. They're in the narrow strip linking the North and South parts of Ishigaki Island. There's no English information available, but that's not a problem. The caves are nice enough, lots of stalacnites and stalactites, but nothing very dramatic. They provide a cool break from the summer weather... More

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Ikoma, Japan
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The size of the cavern was impressive, though it was not at all a difficult walk-through. The formations are many and interesting. Some of the lighting could have been more effective, but it's nothing to complain about. I didn't notice the music that other reviewers commented on. The cavern exits into the gift shop/restaurant, which looked inviting. Entrance fee is... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I have to admit, I am not a great fan of visiting caves. Mmmmmm is my usual response. The formations on the rock were good. However the incessant music and voice over was truly distracting. We did see the pupae of the islands butterfly on the way in. They are a beautiful golden color.

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Ware, Hertfordshire
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98 reviews 98 reviews
55 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Be careful! Some of the walkways are a bit slippery. The whining piped music is a bit off-putting, I must say, but the adventurous nature of the walk more than compensates.

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Randolph, New Jersey
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The Limestone Cavern is a nice place to visit on a rainy day. The caverns were more extensive than expected and had safe walkways with railings; it takes about 30 minutes for a self-guided tour. You are able to see many different and interesting stalactite and stalagmite formations. I disliked the piped in music and some of the lighting like... More

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