Inside the Ryuga Cave in Kōchi Prefecture
Did you know that the Ryuga Cave is designated as a national natural monument?
This famous place is one of Japan’s three greatest limestone caves, and was selected as an important geological feature of the country.
When you visit Ryuga Cave, you can choose between two courses: the Adventure Course or the “Experience the Darkness of Ryuga Cave” Tour
You can look just like a professional when challenging this course with a headlamp on a helmet. A navigator will help you feel at ease, and accompany you as you go through this course.
At the entrance of the cave is the Ryuo Shrine.
The course begins with the challenge of climbing the rock with a rope!
There is no light during the Adventure Course, so the headlamp is the only thing you can rely on to see where you're going!
It is difficult to find your footing while climbing, so this course is not recommended for people with a weak physical condition.
You might even encounter a sleeping bat during the course!
There are many waterfalls in the cave.
It feels like you can receive a mysterious power from the waterfall.
There is also a spectacular rock named Chandelier.
Experience the Darkness of Ryuga Cave Tour
This is a standard sightseeing course that is only 1km, so it is the recommended course for children and the elderly.
These courses are made so you can see a lot of stalactites and stalagmites, so you will be able to enjoy even a short tour of Ryuga Cave.
The mysterious natural scenery of Ryuga Cave is definitely a must-see!
Address: 1424, Tosayamada-cho-sakakawa, Kami City, Kochi Prefecture 782-0005
Admission fee: 1,000 yens (adults), 650 yens (high school students), 500 yens (children)
Opening hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (from March to November)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (from December to February)
Website (in Japanese)：http://www.ryugadou.or.jp