Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, Ishigaki

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Head deep into Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave to study and admire the interesting and atmospheric geological feature. The limestone cave system was created over a period of a million years, with the site previously submerged underwater. Spot fossils of corals and shells around the cave, with a vast area open for the public to explore. A concrete path into the cave makes it accessible for children and the elderly, while lamps around the system light the interior of the cave with an atmospheric glow. Take a guided tour to learn about the geology behind the limestone cave and the local myths attached to it. Plan your Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave visit and explore what else you can see and do in Ishigaki using our Ishigaki trip maker tool.
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  • This cave shows nature at its most fascinating. However, some of the human additions need work. I liked the various colors to subtly highlight the stalactites, but the Christmas-style lights detract.....  more
    This cave shows nature at its most fascinating. However, some of the human additions need work. I liked the various colors to subtly highlight the stalactites, but the Christmas-style lights detract.....  more »
  • At first glance this place can feel like one of America's off the main road tourist draws - Ishigaki Stalactite Caves... But it is well worth a visit. The natural beauty of the caves is incredible.....  more
    At first glance this place can feel like one of America's off the main road tourist draws - Ishigaki Stalactite Caves... But it is well worth a visit. The natural beauty of the caves is incredible.....  more »
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  • This cave has the fastest growing stalactites in all of Japan and was formed over 200,000 years. They have lots of illumation showing RGB colors throughout the cave and when we visited in October there were hardly any tourists. It was nice to come relax in the cool and ambient atmosphere. I recommend visiting this cave if you make it to Ishigaki especially if you want to get a break from the sun 🏝️!
  • Amazing 600m long limestone cave. It's really cool to see the stalagmites and stalactites, in some cases it's clear they are still forming. The cave is well lit and signposted. You can buy ice cream and souvenirs on the way out.

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