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.
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5.02 months ago
Went there during summer, although it was hot weather but it's cool around the cave. It had some artificial fireworks inside the cave, very entertaining. The cave equipped with stairs so you don't have to worry while entering but you have to be careful because it's slippery in some spots
4.05 months ago
An interesting tourist spot in Kochi. The cave is cool no matter the season, so I recommend it for summer, or a rainy day! I've visited twice now. It's a nice walk through the cave, and the inside is beautiful. There's a street along the way with shops and a lovely cafe, too.
5.03 months ago
The cave is a great experience. Low ceilings at few places. The show inside the cave was spectacular
5.02 weeks ago
Wonderful place you might visit in Kōchi!
5.0a year ago
Absolutely stunning we thought this place is a hidden gem. Not recommended if you don't like confined spaces... climbing steep steps or narrow low areas. Kid's loved it and were fascinated by the light show especially at the end. Highly recommended if you get the chance to visit... avoid carrying bags if you can.