This limestone cave 20km northeast of the city of Kochi has a labyrinth of white walls and columns. A total of 24 tunnels are criss-crossed in 4km in total length, 1km of which is open to the public. You can take a 30-min ordinary route, or a 90-min adventure route with reservation, to view pillars up to 10m in height and 4m in diameter.
Some streams on the slopes of Mt Sampo flows down 60m underground, forming 20 or so waterfalls in the cave. This place was home to early men about 2000 years ago, and plenty of artifacts including earthenware have been excavated here. The cave is one of Japan's three major limestone caverns, along with Ryusendo in Iwate and Akiyodo in Yamaguchi.
Purposeelderly,thrilling,spiritual places,kids,family,mysterious lands of Japan,sightseeing
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3.0a month ago
Often recommended by locals, but I think it lacks large caverns with larger and more spectacular cave formations. A very long cave journey/tunnel, but much too narrow. There are a few beautiful sights, but nothing compared to the kinds of caves we have in Australia.
5.05 months ago
Worth the visit, but not as big compare to the one in Yamaguchi.
5.0a year ago
A cave that will give any (valid) tourist the impression of being a speleologist. A very long and narrow corridor winds it's way in the entrails of the mountain. The walls are often so close together that one has to go shoulder first. The ceiling is sometimes so low that one has to walk bended in two, but sometimes it is lost far above in the shadows of beautiful concretions. A great family adventure.
5.011 months ago
A good adventurous experience while walking through the canal.
5.06 months ago
Recommend to visit the cave.