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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5.0a month 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.
4.0a month ago
Great spot for sight seeing! Please bring a jacket into the cave. The temperature could be very low (10 celcius). Cave floor condition is wet, cold & few steep stairs. Please bring suitable attire.
5.03 months ago
Great experience, and totally worth the price if you enjoy caves. It's a 30-40 minute path that takes you around the cave and allows for some of the best views of the underwater lake! I wouldn't recommend it if you're claustrophobic, since sometimes the path is quite narrow, but it's all part of the experience!
5.05 months ago
Fantastic experience. The cave is beautiful. It's chilly inside so remember to bring a coat or jumper. We visited when it wasn't so busy so were able to take some lovely photos (tripods are allowed)
Some of the stairs are steep and a couple of areas are a little bit of a squeeze but even a large man like me had no problems haha.
5.05 months ago
Beautiful cave, very clean, some tight spaces to manuver through and many steps so plan accordingly. This was a quick trip, about twenty minutes to walk through and take pictures. Look around carefully and you will see bats hanging around!