Furen shonyudo

Furen Limestone Cave


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Description

Furen shonyudo is not very big, but it is said to be one of the most beautiful dripstone caves in Japan. It is entered through a high portal, slanted about 15 degrees as the cave formation followed the cracks in the rock. It is located in a 10 Ma old limestone reef, which was uplifted and slanted by plate movement. The limestone is intensively used for the production of cement.