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
Airport/Sta.Naha Airport (about 12.3km) Google Transit

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4.0a month ago

We really enjoyed our whole day at Okinawa world. Especially the caves. They are easy to get through and positively huge. An inspiring and simple way to enjoy an afternoon. We loved the deer bones that belong to a long dead (15000 years ago) animal and are now a permanent part of this tourist destination.

5.03 months 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

5.02 months ago

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

Amazing! Much larger and beautiful than anticipated.

5.03 months ago

Enjoy the caves, crafts, and the confections. The Mango shaved ice treat was excellent.

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