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Okinawa World Bunka Okoku Gyokusendo

1336 Tamagusuku Maekawa, Nanjo 901-0616, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-949-7421
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really worth a visit

How to rate a cave - some people have been in much better as they say. This is a natural wonder... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andy P
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Telford, United Kingdom
Not much else to do, so this is an OK option

- took bus 83 from Naha bus terminal to Gyokusendo ( Okinawa World ), took 54 to go back to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eddie O
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Full of charms of wonderful Okinawa! Endless blue sky, tropical flowers blooming under the shiny sun and sweet smell of the southern wind. Okinawa, where the unique Ryukyu Kingdom florished from the olden times. Vibrant traditional artifacts and culture are still there. Make your own craft item in Traditional Crafts Village, where you will be welcomed by many old local houses with beautiful red roof tiles, explore Gyokusendo, a stunningly beautiful limestone cave grown on a coral reef, and enjoy heroic Eisa dance and Habu vs Mongoose Show. Okinawa World, where you can experience Ryukyu time now. Enjoy your exceptional Okinawa here. Business hours AM9:00~PM5:00 (last admission) closes at PM 6:00 Open throughout the year
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good52%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“snake show” (30 reviews)
“glass blowing” (12 reviews)
“cave system” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1336 Tamagusuku Maekawa, Nanjo 901-0616, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 98-949-7421
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Reviewed 2 days ago

How to rate a cave - some people have been in much better as they say. This is a natural wonder formed over of 100's of 1000's of years. To dismiss as boring maybe says more about the character of the person than the cave....More

Thank Andy P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

- took bus 83 from Naha bus terminal to Gyokusendo ( Okinawa World ), took 54 to go back to downtown ( 580 yen each way). One hour ride from downtown. - enter through the front door, take a ticket and pay what the electronic...More

Thank Eddie O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a visit from Hawaii. The place is worn and old, but it has a couple of interesting exhibits. The caves are cool, but the highlight was the snake HABU show. Guest have the opportunity to hold a boa constrictor. Cool. Very cool.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located right after you enter okinawan world . It’s not stroller friendly so if you have young children be sure to take note of this. You either park your stroller near the main entrance ( but you won’t be able to retrieve it until you...More

Thank valentine d
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

This place is a mix of caves, snake zoo, museum and shops, The cave system is long and boring with plain lighting and similar stalactite and stalagmite structures throughout. I have been in many cave systems and this is the most boring I have seen....More

1  Thank Ray W
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

This was our first stop as a tour group visiting Okinawa for the weekend. In the beginning I was weary of the place and didn't think much of it. But as we walked around the park I was impressed with the diversity of things to...More

Thank jazsacher
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

This is a large facility and you will need a plan to see and to participate in as many activities.There is an extensive underground cave system if you want stalactites. There is a snake museum with live snakes to interact with and also able to...More

Thank BYamamoto
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

NOTE: You could buy tickets from Lawson at a discounted rates but this ticket is for visiting the whole park, which includes the cave, the village and the snake farm/park. If you are planning to visit just the cave and the village you could only...More

1  Thank WithKidsInMind
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Before entering, I was looking forward to what's in store but upon entering, there was nothing special. The walk was rather boring except for maybe one more pretty sight. The floor is wet so it is important for all who visit to wear proper shoes...More

Thank MLME1994
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

The cave is impressive, neat, surprisingly warm, the rest of the park is nice to visit, I would say it's a great way to spend your day. You have quite a few activities there, like the Eisa performance, the buy souvenirs from the shops, you...More

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Thomas Y
19 May 2017|
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Response from joycehnp | Reviewed this property |
Near Naha, southern part of the island.
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Chrisin_Tay
19 September 2015|
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Response from Aitoh | Reviewed this property |
10:30,12:30,14:30&16:00. I guess you can spend 2-3 hours in other areas & won't get boared to wait for show.
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