One of my favorite trips in Okinawa is the visit to the Valley of Gangala. It caught quite a stir among my friends because of a, for lack of a better word, “unique rock formation”. However, just right across the valley is the famous Okinawa World, a theme park that features things local. It is equally worth the visit and equally my favorite as well, taking pride in its Habu Park, a small village and shops reminiscent of the old Okinawa, and the Gyokusendyo Cave.
The theme park’s main attraction and unbelievably an amazing work of nature is the Gyokusendo. It is a 5000 meter long cave that was formed approximately 300,000 years ago. It is well and beautifully lit with pathways over a river that flows continuously.
Take Highway 58 into Naha City and then take Highway 329 going east. Next, go south on Highway 507 and then turn onto Highway 131.
It’s been almost 15 years since my first (and only) visit, and I can’t wait to go back!! Thank you for the blog read and the great photos!!
I wonder how many changes they have made since your visit but Okinawa World, especially Gyokusendyo Cave really wow-ed us. We did not expect this astounding beauty at all. You should come back for another visit, Okinawa awaits you ;)