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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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A bit of everything and nothing.

This place is a mix of caves, snake zoo, museum and shops, The cave system is long and boring with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ray W
interesting stop

This was our first stop as a tour group visiting Okinawa for the weekend. In the beginning I was... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
jazsacher
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Bangkok, Thailand
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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” (11 reviews)
“cave system” (5 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 3 weeks ago

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

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

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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

Thank stmichelle2021
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

It was quite easy to get to Gyoku Sendo from Naha, in comparison to some of the other attractions up in the north. You can also get discounted ticket price in various ways and pick and choose which parts of the attraction you wish to...More

Thank halconnen
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

The limestone cave is the key attraction here and worth the half an hour thereabout walk. The other strong point of the Okinawa World is their drum performance held every bihourly. Should you intend to skip the cave and just visit the Okinawan village (which...More

1  Thank trvkaki
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

มีถ้ำหินงอก หินย้อยให้เดินชม ด้านในทางเดินทำดีมาก เดินง่าย แนะนำว่าอย่าใส่รองเท้าแตะไป เพราะพื้นค่อนข้างเปียกทุกโซน ระวังลื่น แต่มีราวให้จับเกือบตลอดทาง ด้านในเย็นสบาย ไม่มืดมากเพราะเขาทำไฟตามทางเดินไว้ตลอดทาง นอกจากถ้ำ ก็มีหลายโซนให้เดินชมด้วย Highlight : The limestone cave, inside they make a way for easy to walk.

Thank nanZa_hana-chan
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

If you are in Nanjo, check this place. We didn't regret going there as it was a good place for old folks and young children. A good mixture of arts, culture, sight and shopping to spend a few hours here. The lime stone cave was...More

Thank Jazzae80
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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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