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

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.

5.0a month 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.

4.0a week ago

Nice limestone formation. Very interesting to visit. But it was hot when you visit IN Aug, so watch out bring more water and wear light clothing that vents easily.

5.03 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.

5.02 months 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.

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