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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4.04 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

5.05 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.

4.05 months 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.

5.05 months 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.

5.010 months ago

A cool cave to walk under in the hot summer. Bring along a front facing light for your phone so that photos taken can be clearer. There will be some dripping water but it’s a lovely and easy long distance walk underground with some stairs n wet floors. The tickets you bought will include the Caves and Kingdom world. After exiting from caves, there will be some shops and glass souvenirs shop. There are glass making experience here and the glass cups ranges from Y2000-Y8000. Design and colours and prices are definitely better than in Onna glass but it’s a small furnace outside the shop. Not sure how long it will take to receive your finished products. However, if you are looking to buy glass cups and glass earrings and necklaces, there are a lot of varieties here at reasonable prices. You can even make n design your own glass pendant. There’s also a cute game store where you get 5 ping pong balls for Y500 and you can get the cups that your ball enters. A great place for must visit for about 2-3 hrs.

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