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Valley of Gangala, Nanjo

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Walk down a mystical route at Valley of Gangala, a valley formed after the collapse of a limestone cave. The forested valley has inspired a number of myths and folk tales, and legend has it that spirits dwell in this secluded area. Tall trees and bamboo grow out from the foot of the valley to join the forest above, with the dramatic rock formations of the valley walls blending with the foliage to create impressive scenery. A limestone cave offers another layer of mystery and magic (and a cafe) to your adventure. Put Valley of Gangala and other Nanjo attractions into our Nanjo trip itinerary builder tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The Valley used to be a limestone cave, now it’s a large park with small side caves left intact. The visit is with tour guide only, and they provide language support ( audio to listen in your chosen.....  more
    The Valley used to be a limestone cave, now it’s a large park with small side caves left intact. The visit is with tour guide only, and they provide language support ( audio to listen in your chosen.....  more »
  • You have to book a tour to visit this valley. The cave is beautiful where you can have a cup of coffee (35 (san go/coral) coffee), which is made in Okinawa and other drinks while waiting for the... 
    You have to book a tour to visit this valley. The cave is beautiful where you can have a cup of coffee (35 (san go/coral) coffee), which is made in Okinawa and other drinks while waiting for the...  more »
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  • Free easy parking. Made reservation over the phone the morning of, spoke English. We arrived, paid 2,500¥ each adult and waited in the cave cafe. There were only 3 drink options to choose from around the 500¥ range. Price seemed expensive so we must likely wouldn't return for 5,000 yen a couple. The tour was about 80 minutes long. They had a guide written in English for us that don't understand Japanese. They provided tea to carry and bring with you. They provided fire laterns for inside the dark cave (short experience). Kid friendly. Mostly outdoorsy. Many Stairs so not stroller friendly.
  • Fun and educational. An hour and a half, guided tour looking at natural caves, trees, and landscapes. Walking but not too strenuous. You get complimentary tea in a thermos they provide. We we’re given an English guide book and the tour guide was very nice and helpful to point out what he was going to talk about so we could follow along. He helped us feel very included. I learned a lot even with the language barrier! Great for history lovers or those that want to learn more about the first people of Okinawa and the land. Would not recommend for kids because they might get bored, since it’s a lot of educational talking. Also loved the Tototo reference!

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