Furen Limestone Cave4.4
This limestone cave 20km northwest of Saeki City is known for its beautiful formation of limestone walls and pillars. With only one air opening, the 500m-long cavern has escaped excessive erosion and shows well-preserved milky white colors. Because of its closed environment, it is cool in summer and warm in winter.
The innermost area is as expansive as 15 hectares and holds a limestone mound measuring 10m in height and 16m in circumference, attached with hundreds of towering pillars and icicle-like formations. This area takes on a magical charm and people call it the Ryugu-jo ('dragon palace'), an imaginary undersea palace featured in a Japanese folktale.
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4.02 weeks ago
Furen Shonyu Dou in Usuki City, Oita Prefecture
This limestone cave was discovered in 1926 (Taisho 15), probably because it was a closed limestone cave with a depth of 500 m, and two years later it was designated as a nationally designated natural monument.
Since the inside of the stalactite is closed, there is little intrusion of outside air, and because the influence of weathering is small, the luster of the stalactite is maintained, it grows in a well-proportioned and beautiful shape, and it is characterized by being close to pure white.
The limestone cave is easy to walk and cool when you enter. You can enjoy stalactites with unique shapes such as "Ryugu Castle", "Helictite", "Haunnotaki", and "Tenjokai", and the stalactites that show mysterious shapes and colors stimulate various imaginations.
4.06 months ago
The stalactite inside the cave is a masterpiece.
4.03 weeks ago
The limestone cave that I went on my way home with momentum. I think it's cold and my body is warm and warm on the stairs. Since I went there in the evening, there were few people, but I could see it slowly. There is no distance so you can walk back and forth within 30 minutes 😊
5.0in the last week
It is about 500m long, and the innermost part is called Ryugu Castle. The ceiling is as high as 15m and it is made of many stalactites, and it looks very beautiful.
5.04 months ago
I stopped by without expecting to see the stone Buddha statue, but it is a wonderful limestone cave as it is said to be the best in Japan.
There are almost no directions or signs, and there are a few climbs nearby.
A lonely building ...
The limestone cave is not inferior to Akiyoshido.
Worth a must-see ❗
One unfortunate thing is
The stone pillars, etc. must be folded.
Did the tourist do it ...