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Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave

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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
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Kobe, Japan
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Dublin, Ireland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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.

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Morro Bay, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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.

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Kobe, Japan
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29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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Philadelphia, PA
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122 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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!

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Kyoto, Japan
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77 helpful votes 77 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.

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Tarui-cho, Japan
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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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7 helpful votes 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was my first cave experience and it was nice .. Rock formation was beautiful and you could see the different formations from different times The guiding and the lighting could be better but still this was the best place I visited in ishigaki

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Soufrière, Soufriere, St. Lucia
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39 helpful votes 39 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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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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