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Okinawa World Bunka Okoku Gyokusendo

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Address: 1336 Tamagusuku Maekawa, Nanjo 901-0616, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 98-949-7421
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We visited the Cave, the snakes and watched their cultural performance, we were all impressed. I've been to quite a few caves in other countries but this is the first time I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Cave, the snakes and watched their cultural performance, we were all impressed. I've been to quite a few caves in other countries but this is the first time I encountered mini waterfalls within and even fishes swimming inside, wonder how they survive ! The water inside is crystal clear and flowing. Cave is pretty wet inside in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very deep cave with beautiful natural and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites lime stones formation of various shapes and sizes. The colorful lightings added feelings of being in fairyland. Though it can be quite a long walk in the cave (few hundred meters) for some, but it is on well constructed walkways. Just be careful of the wet floor surface due... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were expecting it to be a cheesy tourist trap but in fact the caves were fantastic (20 min walk underground) and the dance display was exceptional. The village area is mostly for selling stuff but if you had time, there are lessons you can take in glass blowing, Shimasen playing, weaving, dying, etc. Great spot to spend half a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The show was amazing. Great performance! We were glad we waited. There is a long underground cave walk that is well maintained & very safe. The displays are not to be missed. We have a young child & strollers are not allowed in the cave, so children will have to be carried.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many souvenir shops await visitor at this attraction...hence the touristy effect of Okinawa World. We went solely to see the limestone cave and we had no regrets. We spent about 40min walking through and soaking in the uniqueness of the place. In all we spent about 2hrs here...and actually bought some souvenir snacks.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The highlight of the attraction to me would be the limestone cave but everything in it looked quite similar after awhile. As for the kingdom village, it is worthwhile catching the entertaining Eisa performance which lasts around 25 minutes. However, the rest of the village seems too touristy for me due to the many shops and the need to pay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The caves are absolutely astonishing! very great for family and not only the caves but the red roofed village with taico concert and dance! Very nice for all! Please try the vanila mango icedream after you come out the cave! Peace!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

you can see the paths being changed over years to fit the growth of the limestone. it is a cool place to see and learn geography in its raw form. it is also place where you'd see how nature cannot be controlled.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

We drove the Okinawa World after visiting a few other places on the island, so we arrived late - a little before 5pm. The park closes at 6pm, so we didn't really have time to check it all out. We decided just to focus on the Gyokusendo Cave. You have to pay to enter the cave at the Information booth...which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

For those who appreciate the beauty of nature, this is a MUST visit. Formed over 300,000 years, amazing to walk among the marvel of nature. Remind one to be more conscious and safeguard such natural gems. We were looking for a place to visit on a rainy day and this was great since mostly indoor. Enjoy!

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