As the largest city on the island and location of the main transport hubs for commuting between Shikoku and the mainland, Takamatsu, in Kagawa Prefecture, is the most commonly visited city on the island. What does Takamatsu have to offer the average tourist, looking to get the most out of their tour of Japan?
Ryugashi-Do is an hour’s bus ride from Hamamatsu. It was opened to the public in 1983, after explorers widened the cracks in the limestone to allow access and cleared away rubble. The length of the cave is about 1000 metres but only around 400 metres are developed and accessible to tourists. The stalagmites and stalactites at Ryugashido have been given whimsical names and are artfully lit so they appear resemble real things.
Okayama has plenty of fantastic tourist attractions. Let us introduce the best places to see in the prefecture.
Akiyoshi Cave in Mine City of Yamaguchi, is Japan’s largest limestone cavern. Earlier, this limestone cave had no formal name and was known as “Takiana” or “Waterfall Hole”;
The Narusawa Ice Cave (Narusawa Hyoketsu) is designated as a natural monument of Japan and is located in Yamanashi prefecture, near Mount Fuji.
“Okinawa World - Gyokusendo”, is a 40 year old popular tourist attraction to the South of Okinawa. Inside the cave, is a Blue Spring which resembles the “Blue Grotto” of Italy, and recreates a remarkable world lying underneath. Photo walk through some of the best sights offered by Okinawa World and Gyokusendo cave. Gyokusendo is an interesting limestone cave. Let's proceed deeper into the illuminated cave. The cave was discovered by a research team of the Ehime University, who later installed the scaffoldings to make it accessible for tourists. The cave winds its way beneath the ground and is completely of Limestone. Limestone is said to grow 3mm (0.1in) a […]