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

Gyoku Sendo, a beautiful cave that worth the visit. It's a cave that stretched over a km to walk and enjoy the nature beauty of the cave. A lot of hard work was being put in to ensure visitors are safe and enjoy the experience of the cave. Emergency phone were also placed inside the cave and safety signs were also put up along the cave.

5.02 months ago

I absolutely loved visiting this wonderful, historic, and geologically-amazing place. You do walk a little bit in the cave area, but I truly love walking, and we were taking so many pictures, that it really didn’t feel very long. We were done before we knew it, so it’s all about perspective. Also, the food options were that Also, the food options were that great, as there was only one buffet restaurant, and small shops that sold mango smoothies, shaved ice, ice cream, corn dogs, and pizza. If you can bring your own food, it’s probably better quality than what is served inside. That being said, it wasn’t too expensive for food.

5.0a month ago

A wondrous cave to visit. My teenage son has a delightful time looking at stalactites and stalagmites formation. There is proper walkway but have many steps up and down so not ideal for older folks with mobility issues.
Okinawa World ticket also includes Kingdom Village and watching a dance performance.

4.02 months ago

Interesting experience. Basically you would enter the caves and admire the stalactites rock formation with safe walkways. Firstly you will take a group photo before entering the caves where one can get a free mini print when you exit the cave. After exiting the cave, you will supposedly pass through the okinawan village and the many gift shops before you reach the main entrance to exit the ground. It was quite a pretty long walk compared to the cave. Ample free parking is available on site.

4.04 weeks ago

Amazing cave. All Stalagmites and stalactites are alive and still growing. The passageway is every well made . Easy to walk, though it is about 2 k.m. (according to the signs in front of the cave) (but the official guided booklet said 1 k.m. ). Worth to explore.

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