Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave

Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave is a large limestone cave which developed naturally over a period of about 200,000 years. It has a total length of 3.2 kilometers, out of which approximately 660 meters is open to the public. The limestone cave which was created from coral reef has many highlights such as the “Suikinkutsu” (water harp cave) where you can enjoy the sound of water dripping and the “Totoro Stalactite” which is similar to Totoro. The inside of the cave has been illuminated creating a fantastic atmosphere. The tour of the caves takes about 30 minutes.

Spot details

Okinawa Pref. Ishigakishi Ishigaki 1666
[Cave] 9:00-18:30 (Last entry reception 18:00)
[Dining room] 11:00-16:30 (L.O.15:45)
[Shop] 9:00-18:00
open everyday
Parking Lot
Available 35spaces
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay)
* Shop only
Available (Smoking area only)
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Not available
Temporary suspension:Currently closed (information as of June 29, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Not possible (stores and toilets are possible)
Pet friendly
Yes (possible if you attach a gage or lead and hold it)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Beautiful but could be better
    4.0 Reviewed:2021.01.04
    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...
  • Beautiful
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.08.17
    At first glance this place can feel like one of Americas off the main road tourist draws - Ishigaki Stalactite Caves...But it is well worth a visit.The natural beauty of the caves is incredible...
  • Interesting place
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.08.02
    Easy to reach by azuma bus service. Nice cave to visit. There was gift shop and restaurant at the end of the cabe tour.

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