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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.

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When you visit Ryuga Cave, you can choose between two courses: the Adventure Course or the “Experience the Darkness of Ryuga Cave” Tour

Adventure Course

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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.

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At the entrance of the cave is the Ryuo Shrine.

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The course begins with the challenge of climbing the rock with a rope!

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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!

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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.

Memorial Falls

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Hiryu Waterfall

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It feels like you can receive a mysterious power from the waterfall.

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There is also a spectacular rock named Chandelier.

Experience the Darkness of Ryuga Cave Tour

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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

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