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Valley of Gangala (ガンガラーの谷)

Valley of Gangala is a subtropical forest that originated when a limestone cave collapsed hundreds of thousands of years ago. The valley occupies an area of about 47,995 square meters, and the distance to walk through the valley is about one kilometers. You can experience an ancient natural environment in the valley where there are large trees called “Giant (Ufushu) Gajumaru trees” known as the wise men of the forest as well as the Inagu Cave and the Ikiga Cave. A full-time guide accompanies tours through the valley in order to protect the abundant nature which is highly valuable to both archaeology and folklore science. The time required to take the tour is about one hour 20 minutes.

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Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Tamagusuku Maekawa 202 (Naha / Southern OkinawaArea)

phone 0989484192
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[Tour departure time] 10:00/12:00/14:00/16:00
* Tour Exceptions are not allowed and advance reservation is required

Review of Valley of Gangala Cave Cafe

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/09/29 Cafe in a cafe
The most unique thing about this cafe is the setting. Beware of the drippings from the stalactites!
The cafe serves coffee and drinks only.
Reviewed:2018/09/09 Drinks & ice cream
Nice coffee shop just before the entrance to the valley. Mostly serving drinks like coffee, tea and various juices, also offers decent ice cream. Nice seating area in a pleasant shade from the cave.
Reviewed:2015/06/01 Waiting for the Tour - enjoy the Cave Cafe
Have a coffee, or ice cream or buy some souvenirs. It is quite interesting having a cafe in a cave with umbrellas to stop the cave dripping water on you.

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Address
Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Tamagusuku Maekawa 202 [map]
Area
Naha / Southern OkinawaArea
Phone
0989484192
Hours
[Tour departure time] 10:00/12:00/14:00/16:00
* Tour Exceptions are not allowed and advance reservation is required
Closed
open everyday (*changed depending on events etc.)
Fees
[Adult]2,500yen
[High school/professional/university student]1,500yen
*Elementary school age students and underFree accompanied by parents
Parking Lot
Available 30spaces
Credit Card
Available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available (Free Wi-Fi)
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Available
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 19, 2020 (Information as of June 15, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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