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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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Cool Cave

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Tarui-cho, Japan
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Tarui-cho, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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19 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 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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28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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4 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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