Ryusendo is a limestone cave in the mountains of Iwaizumi Town in Iwate Prefecture. It is considered one of Japan's three great limestone caverns, with the other two being Akiyoshido in Yamaguchi Prefecture and Ryugado in Kochi Prefecture.
The explored portion stretches over 3,100m. A 30-minutes tour takes you to the 700m walkway to see a mysterious formation of limestone pillars and underground lakes with emerald-green glow. The deepest lake here is one of the most transparent lakes in the world. The walkway includes steep stairs but is mostly well done. No photos in the cave.
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5.05 months ago
The cave is very beautiful and deep. There are lots of staircases and walkways throughout the cave to help you navigate. It is also well lit inside all through out, so it's easy to see the formations and water pools. This is not recommend for anybody with infants or for the elderly. Definitely a cool spot to check out if you are in the area.
4.03 months ago
Awesome cave. Lovely stalagmites /stalagtites, and beautiful lakes. Too bad they were a bit cloudy due to the heavy rains. Cave is cool and humid year round, so bring a sweater/jacket. Lots of drips from the ceiling so don't be surprised if you get hit by a few drops, it is totally worth it. The bat/dragon/rabbit merchandise is good. They sell the water but you can also just fill your own bottle at the free spigot. Also it is one of the pokemon sewer cover locations if you are looking for them. Some wooden dragon carvings are their as photo ops, the bridge with dragons is also nice. There is a lunch place across the road and small restaurant on sight. When I went there were also food tents outside. Easy place to spend a couple of hours enjoying a beautiful cave and some food.
5.0a week ago
Absolutely brilliant. Well worth the 275 steps inside the caves. Love the bats. 🦇🦇🦇
5.05 months ago
Amazing cave, really beautiful and clear water. Pretty chilly inside but fantastic in summer. Would highly recommend it if you are in the area. Also there is water you can drink near the entrance which is filtered through the system which is meant to have health benefits.
4.05 months ago
It was very pretty! There is a second cave on the other side of the road too. The place is pretty, has a souvenir store and area to rest and eat something. Overall I recommend to go if you are in the area!