At Cave Okinawa, located in Uruma City, Okinawa Prefecture, visitors can see mysterious stalactites that were formed over tens of thousands of years. There are the auspicious "red and white" stalactites that are the symbol of this cave, and "golden rocks" and "sparkling rocks" that are said to bring good luck if touched. You can also see the heart-shaped "Heart Rock," which is popular on social media, and explore its mysteries.
Some locals call Cave Okinawa "Nuchishinujigama" ("the cave where life was saved" in the Okinawan dialect), and it is known as a place of good fortune that is revered by the locals, and has come to attract attention as a "power spot." The name comes from two stories of when lives were saved here. The first time was during the Ryukyu period. Legend has it that the prince of Nakijin Castle, a World Heritage site, escaped to this cave after a battle, survived, and later built Iha Castle. The second time, about 300 residents were evacuated here during the Battle of Okinawa, but not a single person lost his or her life. During that evacuation, a male and female child was born, and the site is known as a place of good fortune. The highlight of Cave Okinawa is the symbolic and extremely rare "red and white" stalactite. This area was the birthplace of the male and female children during the batle of Okinawa, and is considered a very auspicious place. There are also many stalactites such as "Golden Rocks" which bring good luck in gold, "Sparkling Rocks," and "Countless Icicle Stone." In addition, you can see the heart-shaped "Heart Rock," which is popular on social networking sites, and explore its mysteries. The lighting and passage facilities have been renewed since February 2018, and it takes about 30 minutes to see, so feel free to enjoy it during your sightseeing or excursions in Okinawa. The illuminated, magical space is also a must-see!
Closed: open all-year-round Operating hours: 9:00～17:30 (※last entry 17:00) ***From reservation to entry, it's a simple 3-step process! *** ＜Step 1> After booking your ticket on Rakuten Travel Experience, an e-ticket will be sent to your registered e-mail address. <Step 2> When you arrive at the facility, please visit the entrance counter and click on the "Voucher" link in the e-mail sent to you at the time of purchase. Please click the "Use" button and show the screen to the staff. (Please ensure that your smartphone can connect to the internet before your visit) <Step 3> Enter the Cave Okinawa!