This cave in the Akiyoshidai Plateau is the largest limestone cave in Asia. With an average height of 30m, it stretches about 10km plastered all over with natural limestone, 1km of which is open to the public. The plateau was once a coral reef and has been gradually eroded by rainwater over millions of years, resulting in the landscape called karst topography.
The iconic spot here is Golden Pillar, a giant yellowish column with vertical streaks, 15m tall and 4m wide. Other types of natural carvings include numerous water-filled limestone terraces, cone-like pillars as large as 5m in diameter, and the vast ceiling of icicle-like formations. The underground river is flowing and you need a good pair of walking shoes. About 10 minutes on foot from the elevator exit, there is an observation deck to offer a good view of the plateau.
Airport/Sta.Fukuoka Airport (about 105.6km) Google Transit
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4.0a month ago
Very beautiful place of the natural art.
In the hole, there are multi-language guiding machine at each sight spot.
Near bus station, some souvenir shop there eith foods, drinks, and souvenirs.
4.0a month ago
WARNING: On weekdays, there seem to be no buses taking you back from one end to the other. You'll either have to take a taxi or walk back.
Huge and very grand cave, but very few stalagmites. A huge tunnel suggests rivers ran through it a long time ago. It takes about 1.5 hours to go through the cave and check out the formations. About halfway through, you can take an elevator up to surface level, climb up a bit to an observatory point with shops, where you can see the rocky national park of Akiyoshi.
5.0a month ago
Incredible place. Make sure to have at least 2 hours to explore. Best in the end of the day, less people
5.0in the last week
Amazing experience, be prepare to walk, bring a light jacket and nice walking comfortable shoes.
5.0a week ago
Great place to visit and the shops at the base of the mountain are very interesting.