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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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Highly recommended for the limestone cave, if not eveyrthing else

There is one main reason visitors come here, is to see the spectacular Gyokusen-Do (meaning fountain of Jade), it is a huge limestone cave, with many interestingly shaped stones... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is one main reason visitors come here, is to see the spectacular Gyokusen-Do (meaning fountain of Jade), it is a huge limestone cave, with many interestingly shaped stones, the marvellous art work of mother nature. Signage and lighting are good enough, it takes at least a good 30 to 40 minutes to visit it. Once finished, you are at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The stalactites cave tour is very worth seeing. It has lots of different stalacities. Besides, the cave itself is very long. I suggest people should spend half day here and the Okinawa world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

I generally enjoy cave tours and this was one of the best I have seen. Very unique and well taken care of, like most thinks in Okinawa. The lit ponds were beautiful and there was a formation that looked like a waterfall, so beautiful. Visited in July 2015.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We totally enjoyed our trip to Okinawa World. The cave was amazing. It was much larger than we expected. It maybe was an hour to go through. Many people passed us,, I'm sure you could see it faster. We were taking our time and enjoying ourselves. You enter the cave and walk on a nice bridge with hand rails. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

This place is typical to get to know more about okinawa. It is very touristy. There are the caves which are calcite formations inside the mountain, and the okinawa village which demonstrates local products and how they are made. Might be more enjoyable for older or kids but not for the adventure loving young tourists.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The highlight of this attraction is the cave. For those of you that have never been to a cave before, this will most certainly be an experience to be savoured. To be fair, the cave is rather extraordinary, and it's very long too, with a deep running river that goes as far as 2km in length. Apart from that, tourists... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We were there just for short 3 hours, bc we had to rely on the public transportation which is a nightmare in Okinawa, particularly in these parts. We had a great time nevertheless and the cave complex was stunning. The snake exhibit was on the tiny side. The Eisa performance was amazing, too bad it is Forbidden to take pictures.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

You need to buy admission tickets for this attraction site. I would say the Gyokusendo (cave) is the highlight for this place... breath-taking at first site! The cave took us about 1 hour, pretty slippery, dark, and humid. (For those who have never visited these kind of caves, please be aware). If you are first time traveler to Okinawa, it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

It is a big cave with well-designed stairs and road, so that family with small kid like us, can enjoy a nice walk inside the cave. My 2 years old daughter was able to finish the whole trail on her own. View inside are marvelous, it is a quiet and spacious place to enjoy the special geographic feature.

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