Akiyoshi-do (cave) is the largest limestone cave in Japan. It is a good place to visit, especially in summer. Inside the cave is only 18-20 oC.
This is huge cave.... when you enter it, seems like you enter big hall.... full with stalactites and stalagmites.
This cave was famous with hyakumai-zara-the limestone pools that looks like hundred-plate.
Entrance fee is quite expensive, 1200 yen for adult, including audio guide in several languages.
Kintai-kyo was one of the three most famous bridges in Japan. The tourist are allowed to walk across it with crossing fee is 300 yen.
Across of the bridge there is Kikko park (free admision fee) with Iwakuni Historical museum inside the park. In the park there is a house of white snake. it is really snake, not only the monument.
Some bento shops are available on the way to the bridge, but not in the park.
Kaneko Misuzu, a poet who wrote childrenfs song, came into sudden prominence at the end of the Taisho Era(1912-1926) at dawn of new style of childrenfs song.
The Museum has opened in April 2003, a hundred years after her birth, at the site of the former Kaneko Buneido where she spent her childhood.
The museum throws light on her achievements by following the footprint of the poet who receive renewed attention 50 years after her death, and it functions as an devotees from all over Japan.
Yumoto Onsen located near Nagato-city is one of the oldest hot springs in Yamaguchi-ken, and it was discovered by the chief priest of the Taimei-ji Temple in 1427.
Otozure River is flowing through the central part of the hot spring resort; the River is the birthplace of the Genji firefly of a natural treasure, and is flying about the river from June to July.
Akiyashi-dai is a Quasi-National Park of a karst plateau and limestone caves located in the center in Yamaguchi-ken
You can enjoy unforgettable nature all the year round.
Must visit places
1) Akiyoshi-dai Plateau
2) Akiyoshi-do Cave
3) Taisyodo Cave
If you want see animals, African Safari Park is also located next to Akiyoshido Plateau.
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Akiyoshi-dai Plateau is the largest Karst in Japan and covers an area of 130 square kilometers.
The limestone of Akiyoshi-dai Plateau was formed during the Paleozoic age as a coral reef in the sea.
Now, limestone pinnacles stand out on the plain as far as the eye can see.
Looking down on the plateau, one can see many skin holes that resemble the craters of the moon.
Among then is Akiyoshi-do Cave, which is said to be the largest limestone cave in Asia.
The landscape of Akiyoshi-dai Plateau changes its appearance each season.
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Tsuwano, the former thriving castle town, is located at the foot of Mt.Aonoyama.
It offer many historical scenery including a range of white earthen wall surrounded old houses stand along the waterways in which colourful carp are swiming.
Worth to visit
1) Taikodai Inari Shrine
2) Hanko Yorokan
3) Tago Karou Mon
4) Kakouzan Yomeiji Temple
5) Tsuwano Catholic Church
6) Otome Toge St. Mary Chapel
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Akiyoshi-do Cave located at the southern foot of Akiyoshi Plateau, is said to the largest limestone cave in Japan.
It was named “Akiyoshi-do” by the Showa Emperor, when he visited it in 1926 as Crown Prince.
Akiyoshi-do Cave is huge, measuring 420,000 cubic meters, and took 300,000 years to form.
The length is estimated at 10 kilometers and its widest measures 100 meters.
In the huge cave, falling rocks have formed large mounds and waterfalls.
The colour and shapes of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, and limestone pools are fantastic that you feel as if you are in an underground palace.
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The Kintai Bridge over the Nishiki rever, is located in Iwakuni-city near Hiroshima and Miyajima, which was made completely of wood without nails.
Its five arches are a symbol of western Honshu. The cherry blossoms along the river are unforgettable.
Iwakuni Castle, and the preserved temples and buildings at the foot of the hill, give a glimpse into old Japan.
Akiyoshi-plateau is the biggest karst in Japan and covers an area of some 130 square kilometers. Thousands limestone pillars stand out on the plain as far as the eye can see.
The library houses and exhibits photographs of fishermen who lived with whale, ancient whaling tools, and dramas performed along with whaling songs.
3-40 Hosoeshinmachi, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, 750-0017, Japan
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1255-1 Ogori Shimogo, Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, 754-0002, Japan
Good for: Couples
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