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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5.03 weeks 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.

5.02 weeks ago

Best cave system I have visited so far. Have seen many caves in many countries but this system was amazing. Unlike most underground cave systems your in and out in about 15 minutes, this one you are there at least an hour. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

4.0a week ago

A limestone cave to explore presenting in its natural way. Before entering the attraction, there will be a person to take a photo and you can purchase the photo at the end of the attraction visit. If you don't want to purchase, they will give you a small version of the photo free as keepsake.

5.02 months ago

This is, a REAL sacred place in Okinawa.

View's great but we should NOT go like taking a photo of the sisters praying there. It is serious and we should be gentleman/lady there.

It's important to switch our mind to fit the place to go, either to enjoy our trip_

4.0a month ago

A beautiful cave that worth to visit. It takes about 30min to complete to walk. Nice lighting with with soft music that make you feel calmed and relaxed while enjoying the stalactites and stalagmites around the cave.

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