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Okinawa World Bunka Okoku Gyokusendo

1336 Tamagusuku Maekawa, Nanjo 901-0616, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-949-7421
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You have to go here!

This was one of the highlights of our vacation. There is a HUGE cave under the property with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Briana T
via mobile
Limestone Cave and Cultural Centre

The Okinawa World is a Cultural Centre with the Limestone cave. You will need at lest 3 hours in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellen L
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Full of charms of wonderful Okinawa! Endless blue sky, tropical flowers blooming under the shiny sun and sweet smell of the southern wind. Okinawa, where the unique Ryukyu Kingdom florished from the olden times. Vibrant traditional artifacts and culture are still there. Make your own craft item in Traditional Crafts Village, where you will be welcomed by many old local houses with beautiful red roof tiles, explore Gyokusendo, a stunningly beautiful limestone cave grown on a coral reef, and enjoy heroic Eisa dance and Habu vs Mongoose Show. Okinawa World, where you can experience Ryukyu time now. Enjoy your exceptional Okinawa here. Business hours AM9:00~PM5:00 (last admission) closes at PM 6:00 Open throughout the year
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good52%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1336 Tamagusuku Maekawa, Nanjo 901-0616, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-949-7421
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our vacation. There is a HUGE cave under the property with beautiful stalagmites and the clearest water you ever saw. It’s a great place to experience Okinawa culture and crafts. They have a habu snake show that’s short...More

Thank Briana T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Okinawa World is a Cultural Centre with the Limestone cave. You will need at lest 3 hours in order to enjoy all the activities inside. The limestone cave is really impressive, it is very big inside and full of unique limestone formation. Definitely worth...More

Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This one of the nicest caves I visited in Asia. Very amazing and unique limestone formation. The paths are easy to walk insides the cave with handrail which is important as the ground are mostly wet and slippery. Visitors feel safe navigating around. If you...More

Thank tulip-cher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought discounted tickets at convenience store (Family Mart). The discounted ticket price is ¥1490. The original price is ¥1690. The usage of stroller and wheelchair is permitted in the cave, but you must know that within the route along the cave, there are 130...More

Thank rayyan139
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will start with the good points - The caves were impressive and nice to walk through. The shows were also also good. The bad points- HUBU museum Most things were over priced but i guess this is be be expected being a tourist attraction....More

1  Thank suddsj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole cave is preserved in its natural condition, no artificial alternation except lighting and necessary facilities. Yet it is "exhibited" in a dynamic and diverse way that one will find it very interesting.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I joined 1 day trip tour at Naha bus station, for ¥4,900 One of Places to know all about Okinawa key things is Okinawa world. Like it name, all Okinawa signature have been captured in this place. I was impressed by blue...More

Thank Prair P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This sounded like a big cultural site, but not so great. Some half-hearted attempts at showing traditional cultural and artistic exhibits. Mostly commercilzed, just trying to get tourists to spend more. The cave was ok, a large limestone cavern. The rest was mostly a waste...More

Thank Soonjin P
Reviewed December 12, 2017

The cave and the aquarium were interesting, but the whole experience at Okinawa World was completely destroyed when we saw the entrance of the snake museum. I almost left Okinawa in tears after seeing a lizard in a body chain at the entrance of the...More

2  Thank lstraveller14
Reviewed December 9, 2017

The park is actually comprised of 3 sections - the cave, the village, and the snake museum. We took so much time exploring the cave & village that we ran out of time to experience the snake museum. The cave was educational & fascinating, but...More

Thank Naomi K
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Thomas Y
May 19, 2017|
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Response from joycehnp | Reviewed this property |
Near Naha, southern part of the island.
September 19, 2015|
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Response from Aitoh | Reviewed this property |
10:30,12:30,14:30&16:00. I guess you can spend 2-3 hours in other areas & won't get boared to wait for show.