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Okinawa World Bunka Okoku Gyokusendo

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Address: 1336 Tamagusuku Maekawa, Nanjo 901-0616, Okinawa Prefecture
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Fun place to learn about local culture

It is definitely the place to go to experience the culture and traditions of Okinawa. We could learn and do many things there. Great activity for families.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is definitely the place to go to experience the culture and traditions of Okinawa. We could learn and do many things there. Great activity for families.

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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must do when on Okinawa. The caverns are so amazing and the gardens brewery and everything make this a perfect day. A big thank you to my friend hunter taking us here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Okinawa World after the Gangara Valley (which is just across the street). If you are a fan of geological formations, then the Gyokusendo Cave is a must to go. I believe it was connected to the Gangara Valley in the past XXXX years ago. It's about 1-1.5 hour to finish if you take a slow slow stroll. During... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I liked the caves and the traditional dance show. There wasn't much else to see unless you want to pay for a hands on activity - glass blowing, bingata making, dress up in traditional dress for pictures, etc. they did have a large variety of ryuku glass inside for purchase as well. The food was not good and there is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Nothing much, but since it's a attraction we went anyway? Don't expect too much but just do touristy stuff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

the limestone cave is a definite must go. beware that it's dark, warm, humid and a bit slippery inside so be prepared. took us about 40mins to walk through the cave. the cultural experience workshops are fun as well. we joined the indigo dye workshop and the grandma there was very nice and patience. had fun taking pics in traditional... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We visited the Cave, the snakes and watched their cultural performance, we were all impressed. I've been to quite a few caves in other countries but this is the first time I encountered mini waterfalls within and even fishes swimming inside, wonder how they survive ! The water inside is crystal clear and flowing. Cave is pretty wet inside in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Very deep cave with beautiful natural and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites lime stones formation of various shapes and sizes. The colorful lightings added feelings of being in fairyland. Though it can be quite a long walk in the cave (few hundred meters) for some, but it is on well constructed walkways. Just be careful of the wet floor surface due... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We were expecting it to be a cheesy tourist trap but in fact the caves were fantastic (20 min walk underground) and the dance display was exceptional. The village area is mostly for selling stuff but if you had time, there are lessons you can take in glass blowing, Shimasen playing, weaving, dying, etc. Great spot to spend half a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The show was amazing. Great performance! We were glad we waited. There is a long underground cave walk that is well maintained & very safe. The displays are not to be missed. We have a young child & strollers are not allowed in the cave, so children will have to be carried.

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