Gyokusendo Cave

Sightseeing information about Gyokusendo Cave in Japan.

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This limestone cave in the southernmost area of Okinawa's main island is 5km long, the second of its kind in Japan. Limestone pillars are formed abundantly here because of thick coral layers. The highlights are a huge rock, 20m wide and 2.5m tall, a ceiling hung with no less than 20,000 icicle-like formations, and a limestone curtain which took more than 100,000 years to shape itself.

A route of 850m is open to ordinary tourists, but in summer you can reserve for a guided tour with full-fledged spelunking gear - helmet, headlight, gloves and overalls. You will sometimes have to crawl the narrow opening and wade through water to explore rarely seen formations of limestone. Outside the cave, there are activities such as glass-making, cloth dying and dancing practice.

Purposethrilling,experience,nature,family,mysterious lands of Japan,sightseeing,major
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5.0a week ago

Very fun for the whole family. The underground limestone cavern is amazing. Okinawa world located within the park is a great insight in to everything Okinawa. Make sure to try Dr. Fish!

5.03 weeks ago

The caves are a part of Okinawa World and it is definitely worth the visit! Try and watch the habu show (and pick up one of the translator sets they have) and you'll be in for a fun show. Great staff, all kind, and all will work with you if you're not good with Japanese

4.0a month ago

Its a really great unique place. Getting there was interesting, lots of dirt roads. The caves were fascinating but they also have a fun snake museum + short show

4.02 months ago

Pretty cool cave, when I walked up to the entrance to Okinawa world, I thought it was going to be a complete tourist trap, but it ended up being a fun experience. As you exit the caves there is also a decent size garden which it kind of cool to see what some of the plants look like that grow some of my favorite foods.

I would add it to anyones itinerary that's going to be on the island for more than a couple of days.

5.0in the last week

Amazing experience. A lots of fun and excitement, whole day with family. When you are in the caves... it's just another world!! You can't even close your eyes.. watch carefully each and every inch. You will get alot of amazing moments. Well maintained caves. Congratulations to the government. And yeah the dance..eaa zaa zaa... I would like to step with the group. Excellent dance performance. Very talented group. But they need to update something at least every year. Because this is my third time I am watching this. No changes. Everything same. But still enjoyable. And hand made glass factory. Excellent skills.. but unfortunately little expensive. Don't miss Okinawa World!! Never Miss!!

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