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Akiyoshi Limestone Cave

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Address: Shuhocho Akiyoshi Takinokuchi, Mine 754-0511, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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+81 837-62-0018

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Very enjoyable experience. Our 6 year old loved it! A bit off the beaten track, but well worth the detour.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carmel S
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very enjoyable experience. Our 6 year old loved it! A bit off the beaten track, but well worth the detour.

Thank Carmel S
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bit off the beaten track, but very interesting. Path has good lighting, multi-lingual information stops. Our 6 year old was very engaged and interested.

Thank Carmel S
London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cave was absolutely beautiful. I am not much of a nature lover but this was truly spectacular! It was easy to get to from Shin-Yamaguchi Station, just catch the bus from bus stop 2 and it takes about 45 minutes to get there. You can even buy the bus ticket and cave entry ticket at the bus station before... More 

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Ube, Japan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This probably was a spectacular place but any semblance of natural has been erased. Too many notes, light overloud info stations...

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Kariya, Japan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was traveling with my autistic teen. we've visited different limestone cave in different places in Japan but this cave is so amazing !! so huge . so beautiful. back & forth it's just an hour walk but if you want to take a nice picture and stay away from the group of tourist or schools excursions group or let... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This cave is different to other caves I have seen before: It is a long big cave with a river. The room is huge. The last part is smaller and more like other limestone caves. You walk by yourself, at different locations you can listen to some explanations in both Japanese or English. You can go there from Yamaguchi and/or... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The mine is allocated in the middle of nowhere, but after the mine turned into an attraction to tourist, shops gather around to form a market in front of the entrance. It's nice to walk inside the mine especially if you are imaginative as each rock is unique and looks very different from different angle. If you want some challenge... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The journey to get to the limestone cave took more than 2 hours but it was all worth it! Visitors can take a shinkansen to shin-yamaguchi and change to a local jr train and stop at yamaguchi station. You will then need to take bus 2 at the station which is a one hour ride to the terminal, which is... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you are staying in Yuda Onsen, you can take a bus just outside Green Rich Hotel. It's not cold in the caves but a little bit wet, however, ordinary shoes are good enough. Before turnining back it's possible to get up with an elevator and take a walk in open air, or you can just walk uphill for half... More 

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

I visited Akiyoshido with my family in August. It was really hot outside, but inside the cave, so cool and comfortable. I'd never seen such a large and beautiful cave! We entered from Akiyoshido entrance and walked to the end of this cave and returned to the same entrance, it took about 2 hours. The walks are wet, so sneakers... More 

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