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Guided tour of several million years old valley of Gangala in Okinawa

I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries. I’ve got the license of the certificate English guide in Japan for 8 years.

I show you hidden Japan which you have never seen and heard of!

Valley of Gangala

I took a guided tour of the Gangala Valley.

Guide instructions
Guide instructions
Guide instructions

This is a place that was once a limestone cave until a few hundred thousand years ago, when it collapsed.

The area is a subtropical forest with rich nature.

Excavation

Excavations
Excavations


Human bones and stone tools were discovered at the same time during the excavation.

Excavations are still ongoing, and recently in October 2021, the oldest human fish hook from about 23,000 years ago was unearthed.

Guided tour

You can apply online or at the reception desk directly inside the entrance.

At the entrance to the cave, which is also next to café, the tour guide does an initial instruction.

Also they give you Sanpin tea which is originally from Okinawa.

Sanpin tea
Sanpin tea

Since it’s hot Okinawa, they don’t want you to get thirsty.

It’s a 1 hour and 20 minute walking tour.

After passing through the cave, we entered the forest.

Bamboo
Bamboo
Forest

It was not a dark forest, but a bright subtropical forest.

The bamboo is much thicker than what you see in Japan.

There is also a river that seems to have flowed from millions of years ago.


Male God and female God


There are also caves in the forest, one dedicated to the male God and the other to the female God.

Male God
Male God

You can see from this picture why.

Male god
Male God
Female God
Female God

To enter the cave of the male deity, you need to light a lamp.

Ramp
Ramp

The most popular part of the cave is the large banyan tree.


Banyan tree


This banyan tree is about 20 meters tall and is said to be home to a tree fairy called Kijimuna.

Banyan tree
Banyan tree

It seems that some people can see fairly Kijimuna.

Tree house


There is also a tree house built on top of the tree.

Tree house
Tree house

If you climb up, you can even see the ocean.

The tour ends with a final talk by the tour guide.

Cave


It’s at the excavation site, under the limestone cave.

Cave
Cave

You can see the excavation site right in front of you. 

At the end of the tour, the tour guide will collect the container in which you drank sanpeng tea.

Wouldn’t you like to experience the wonder of nature that dates back millions of years?

I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!



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