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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5.0in the last week

For anyone visiting Okinawa World, you need to visit this wonderful cave, great infrastructure, ready to welcome families and tourists. It shows how beautiful nature is even under the ground.

5.0a month ago

- so beautiful , if you visit Okimawa don't miss it
- easy to find the place.
-free parking spot.
-snake show (hubo) , glass factory also in the smale place with small park and museum
-cheap price ( 1800 yen) for everything

5.08 months ago

Beautiful - ancient place to visit. You could see a nature-made in this place, very satisfied. Some parts were historically traded back to 300,000 years ago, and most of the parts here are just so ancient and beautiful.

Be prepared to walk along the cave which could take around up to 30 minutes.

5.0a month ago

A very unique place to visit in Okinawa. They have wonderfully preserved Japan's biggest cave. Also you can enjoy the place without getting muds and waters - very organized with walkways and stairs

4.06 months ago

Easy to find. A good walk through the caves. The kiosks offering a good selection of local crafts. I found the brewery's use of snakes in their products particularly interesting and tasty - certainly something to experience

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