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Akiyoshi Limestone Cave

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Address: Shuhocho Akiyoshi Takinokuchi | Kurotani Entrance, Mine 754-0511, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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+81 837-62-0018
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Beautiful cave!

We stayed overnight in Yamaguchi so we could take the bus in the morning. For the bus to/from Yamaguchi station you can use your JR pass. To Shin-Yamaguchi you have to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Antwerp, Belgium
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed overnight in Yamaguchi so we could take the bus in the morning. For the bus to/from Yamaguchi station you can use your JR pass. To Shin-Yamaguchi you have to pay. It's a bit out of the way (about 30 minutes by shinkansen from Hiroshima to yamaguchi + 45 minutes by bus from Yamaguchi to the caves), but it's... More 

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

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.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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 25 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I did not expect there was such a large cavity in the cave. And, it was just extraordinarily huge. I took more than an hour to walk through the cave and take photos. It was like a walk to the ancient earth. Very impressive and enjoyable.

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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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