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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5.03 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).


5.05 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.

4.04 months ago

I was happy to see it in a very close place.
The wind was strong and the waves hitting the rocks were amazing on this day ^^;
Next, I would like to see Mingkyo-dong in the blue sky.

5.011 months ago

I made my first visit in March 2020. The sea was amazingly beautiful and impressed. It seems to be quite crowded during the sea bathing season because it is small in area. There is a beach in the immediate vicinity, so it is the main beach for swimming, and it seems to be a good place to take a walk here. There is a lawn plaza on the front side, so you can relax.

5.011 months ago

Yoshimitsu Ashikaga also liked this scenery.
It seems that there are as many as eight rocks with holes in it, and Myeongyong-dong seems to be the most beautiful of them.
Moreover, it's nice because the most beautiful rock is in the place where you can see it most easily.
When you park your car in the parking lot, it's almost right in front of you.
I went around the mountain in Shiroyama Park and found two other rocks.
The sea side was a little big adventure

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