ヨヲキ洞窟遺跡

Yowoki dōkutsu iseki - Yooki Cave Ruins


Useful Information

Location: Isen, Tokunoshima, Oshima District, 〒891-8201 Kagoshima.
(27.694540, 128.940790)
Open: no restrictions.
[2022]
Fee: free.
[2022]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension:  
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:  
Address: Yooki Cave Ruins, Isen, Tokunoshima, Oshima District, 〒891-8201 Kagoshima.
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History


Description

ヨヲキ洞窟遺跡 (Yooki Cave Ruins) are grottoes which are the last remains of a mostly collapsed cave. The walls have stalactites and the remains of the cave form shelters. There is a cave river which springs from the cave, wooden plans to the water allow the locals to get water. As far as we know there has been no archaeological excavation. The site is maintained, the lush vegetation is cut back now and then, and there is an explanatory sign. However, it is not listed on any list of sights relevant to tourists.

Around 2017 a new road was constructed and access to the cave is now quite easy. There is a small parking possibiliyt at the road and its only 60 m walk.