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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5.03 months ago
4.010 months ago
The stalactite inside the cave is a masterpiece.
4.02 weeks ago
Furen limestone cave 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.
The inside of the stalactite is closed, so there is little intrusion of outside air, and the effect of weathering is small, so the stalactite's luster 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", "Hakumo no Taki", and "Tenjokai", and the mysterious shapes and colors of the stalactites will stimulate your imagination.
5.04 months ago
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.
4.03 months ago
It is a limestone cave found in the Taisho era, and it turns back the route with a total length of 500 m. The admission fee is a little high at 1000 yen for adults, but the last large space is worth a visit. There is a 100 yen discount pamphlet on Sala de Usuki, so it's a good idea to bring it with you.