Chikura Cavern

Chikuranoiwaya


Useful Information

Location: Minamitane
Open: only accessable at low tide.
[2020]
Fee: free.
[2020]
Classification: Speleologysea cave
Light: n/a
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Photography: allowed
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Address: Chikura Cave, Minamitane, Kumage District, Kagoshima 891-3702
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History


Description

The Chikura Cavern is a huge sea cave in volcanic tufa, created by the waves of the Pacific Ocean. It is located at the eastern end of Hamada Beach near Minamitane. The original Japanese names are 千座の岩屋 (Chiza no Iwaya) or チクラノイワヤ (Chikurano Iwaya).