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“Kaneana Cave - interesting stop.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kaneana Cave

Kaneana Cave
Ranked #252 of 518 things to do in Oahu
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Kamloops, Canada
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Kaneana Cave - interesting stop.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

We discovered this cave on our way to the beach at Kaena State Park on Oahu's Leeward side.
It is not marked, but there is a place to park if you want to take a look. It was the only easily accessible cave we ever saw on Ohahu, so that made it worth the stop. The walls inside are covered in graffiti and not very inviting. There was a flat rock that had the burned remains of a lei and a woven circle of green leaves mixed in with spent candles. It was obvious some kind of a ritual or ceremony was recently performed here. We didn't stay very long, as it was kind of creepy inside. We were surprised to later find that it was a sacred cave of old, and had a lot of importance to the people in times past, although it was hard to tell that now. Take a quick look, and then get on to the fabulous beach that is about 5km past the cave.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Jim M
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English first
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot, but....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

...not worth the long drive out if this is all you're going for. Cool cave, but not a lot to see. You can park in the parking area across the road, that has gorgeous views.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank 4cookiesrwe
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Nasu-machi Nasu-gun, Tochigi, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A very small cave, with little of interest geologically”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Just past the 17 mile post marker on northbound 93 on the west shore of Oahu one can find this cave, the entrance to which is quite obvious on the right hand side of the road. It's just less than 100m long, and really offers nothing of interest unless you've never been in a cave before. Any experienced spelunkers would be sorely disappointed. There's no facilities, it's just a hole in the rock wall there, and you can enter freely. You can easily see all there is to see here in about 10 minutes.

Visited October 2012
Thank Scott H
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