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Akiyoshi Limestone Cave

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Address: Shuhocho Akiyoshi Takinokuchi, Mine 754-0511, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Amazing Caves in Japan

The journey to get to the limestone cave took more than 2 hours but it was all worth it! Visitors can take a shinkansen to shin-yamaguchi and change to a local jr train and stop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The journey to get to the limestone cave took more than 2 hours but it was all worth it! Visitors can take a shinkansen to shin-yamaguchi and change to a local jr train and stop at yamaguchi station. You will then need to take bus 2 at the station which is a one hour ride to the terminal, which is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you are staying in Yuda Onsen, you can take a bus just outside Green Rich Hotel. It's not cold in the caves but a little bit wet, however, ordinary shoes are good enough. Before turnining back it's possible to get up with an elevator and take a walk in open air, or you can just walk uphill for half... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I visited Akiyoshido with my family in August. It was really hot outside, but inside the cave, so cool and comfortable. I'd never seen such a large and beautiful cave! We entered from Akiyoshido entrance and walked to the end of this cave and returned to the same entrance, it took about 2 hours. The walks are wet, so sneakers... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This cave located near the town of Mine is the longest and largest cave in Japan. Above the cave is the Akiyoshi Plateau which is the biggest limestone plateau in Japan.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I was travelling Japan and taking the scenic route. I wanted to find somewhere interesting on Honshu between Hiroshima and Fukuoka and this place fit the bill. I stayed in Hagi and took the bus to Mine, changing along the way. This is a limestone cave with the usual stalactitites and stalagmites, but also has a travertine pool area, along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I visited this place with my husband and 3 kids age 9, 4, 2. We survived! If you push your stroller or pram into the cave tunnel, you can only cover about one-third of the cave. Hence we decided to deposit our pram at the entrance (free, no charge for putting our pram there, staff will issue a number tag... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Rain or Shine, it's a great 2 hour trek. The total length one way is 1km or so but most people walk to the end and back so allow for a slow 2km walk with a bit of stairs. If anything, is wasn't natural enough and a LOT of Asian tourists (Chinese, Koreans) who were very loud.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I went there twice, once with my teenage younger brother and another time with my girlfriend and friends. Both times, it was a nice experience both times. It is the largest of the caves in the area and has lights, paved pathways, elevators, and audio guides in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean. There are many things to see inside like... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

An interesting limestone cave. Very easy to walk through with paved paths and lit walkways. I recommend hiking around the observatory area to observe the karst landscape as well, but I'm also somewhat biased since I think geomorphology etc. is quite interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

The moment I stepped into the Akiyoshi Cave, I felt a feeling that I only seldom get. There is something about the darkness, the water, the sounds that make you feel like you landed on another planet. I especially appreciate the English audio available at the marked stops.

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