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.

Okinawa World - Okinawa, Japan
Okinawa World – Okinawa, Japan
Okinawa World - Okinawa, Japan
Okinawa World – Okinawa, Japan
The small village reminiscent of the old Okinawa at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
The small village reminiscent of the old Okinawa at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
The Habu Sake Factory at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
The Habu Sake Factory at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
The Habu Sake Factory and Souvenir Shop at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
The Habu Sake Factory and Souvenir Shop at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.

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.

Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.
Gyokusendyo Cave at Okinawa World in Okinawa, Japan.

 

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.

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