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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4.02 weeks ago
Very cool and interesting. Very wet, but it is a cave. Underwater lake is clear and well lit so that you can see into it's primordial depths. The path was also well laid out and lit. Only issue is that there are a lot of stairs, they are wet, and sometimes incredibly steep, so not a great place if you have mobility issues. Overall, would definitely visit again!
5.04 months ago
One of the nicest cave I have came across. Easy access by JR bus (East Exit Bus stop No 1) from Morioka station. Definitely worth a visit.
5.07 months ago
Definitely worth seeing! While the cave is quite expansive, it has some small spaces and the floor is quite slick so be sure to wear appropriate shoes. There was one point where you climb 4-5 stories worth of stairs to the highest point in the cave and the stairs can be slick and narrow at times so be prepared for that and bring a bottle of water, you'll need it by the end. The cost of entrance when I went was ¥1000.
5.04 months ago
Its a beautiful cave with lots of underground lakes. Only about 700m of it is accessible to the public. Towards the end of the route, there are quite a few staircases to ascend and descend, some of them are rather narrow. So, people with mobility issues, be warned.
5.0a month ago
Great experience! Amazing natural wonder