Meikyodo Cave

Sightseeing information about Meikyodo Cave in Japan.

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This cave is the largest among the Yana no Kisho (Places of odd sight with Eight Caves), which were carved out over many years by the harsh waves of the Sea of Japan, located in Shiroyama Park, Takahama Town, Fukui Prefecture. It was named Meikyo-do (Mirror Cave) because the horizon seen through the cave hole looks like the reflection in the mirror. It is said that Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358-1408), the third shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate, highly praised the view when he visited there in 1393.

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It was raining today, but if the weather is nice, it will be beautiful.

I want to go again on a nice sunny day

4.02 months ago

The coastline drive in Fukui prefecture is really the best.
This time, I went to Mingkyo-dong, one of the strange wins of eight holes. On the other side, there is a beautiful sandy beach,
I almost forgot the time because of the wonderful scenery.

5.06 months ago

Free 24-hour tour Parking lot / toilet available
If you come off-season, there are few people and you can take a leisurely tour
You can go down to the beach on the sandy beach

Scenic spot Takahama Hachiana
Takahama Hachiana has eight places due to the erosion of seawater
A cave is formed in the rock.
Hachiana is also written as "Yaana", and there is a legend that it came to be called "Yaana" because it hid a military commander or an arrow during the Warring States period.
The magnificent view is hard to describe, and in particular, one of the eight holes, Myokyo-do, is a scenic spot that is named alongside Obama's Sotomo. Yoshimitsu Ashikaga, the third shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate, also stopped by Takahama several times to appreciate the eight holes after visiting Manjushri in Tango Kokukirido (currently Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture).


5.08 months ago

The scenery is wonderful. It was early in the morning, so there were few people and I was able to watch slowly. It's shallow so you can get close to it, and when you go up the sandy beach, it's good to have a lawn.

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