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Akiyoshidai Plateau/Akiyoshido Cave

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Akiyoshidai Plateau is the largest karst plateau in Japan, at an altitude of 200 to 400 m, and mainly consists of limestone from the Paleozoic era, and numerous limestone caves eroded by rainwater. Akiyoshido Cave is the largest cave in Japan, located at the foot of the Akiyoshidai Plateau. The entrance is 24 m high and 8 m wide, with the largest part in the cave more than 80 m wide and 35 m high. The cave is said to be 8.9 km long, but the first one kilometer is open to visitors.

Street address

Akiyoshi, Shuho-cho, Mine City

Access

  • 45 minutes by bus from Shin-Yamaguchi Station on the JR Sanyo Main Line

Opening Hours

Akiyoshido Cave
March-November
 08:30-17:30
December-February
 08:30-16:30

Closed

Open all year

Fee

Akiyoshido Cave entrance fees:
High school students and older: 1,200yen
Junior high school students: 950 yen
Elementary school students: 600 yen

Website

http://www.visit-jy.com/en/spots/14537

Best season

All year

Point

Akiyoshido Cave
Adults: 1,200 yen
13-15 years old: 950 yen
6-12 years old: 600 yen

* Further discounts are offered to those who present their foreign passport

http://www.visit-jy.com/en/spots/14475
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