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
Airport/Sta.Takamatsu Airport (about 73.1km) Google Transit
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4.02 months ago
The most expensive thing I've done in Kochi, 1,100 yen. But the caves were amazing. It took about 45 minutes to see the whole cave. I really enjoyed it.
4.04 months ago
Nice place to visit, good in Summer because of the inside temperature, but 1100 円 for adult ticket is a little expensive, before the cave there are small shops with knife and other souvenirs. The visit of cave was interesting. Sometimes there is an event with music, small shops, etc.
5.03 months ago
Great day out. The ramen is a must try
3.06 months 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.
4.0a month ago
Temperature inside the cave is very cold