フーチャ

Fucha - 潮吹き洞窟 - Shiofuki dōkutsu - Squirting Cave


Useful Information

Location: Kunigami, Wadomari, Oshima District, Kagoshima 891-9101.
10 minutes by car from Okinoerabu Airport.
(27.437493, 128.687056)
Open: no restrictions.
[2021]
Fee: free.
[2021]
Classification: KarstNatural Bridge SpeleologyBlowhole Speleologysea cave
Light: n/a
Dimension:  
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:  
Address: Fucha, Kunigami, Wadomari, Oshima District, Kagoshima 891-9101
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History

designated Amami Islands National Park.

Description

フーチャ (Fucha), also known as 潮吹き洞窟 (Shiofuki dōkutsu, Squirting Cave), is a natural bridge and during storms a blowing hole. During the monsoon and typhoons, the tide may rise up to 20 m, and waves . The north coast of Okinoerabujima island is a flat fertile plain with steep cliffs and a narrow rim of rugged volcanic rocks. The basaltic cliffs have numerous small caves, but Fucha is bigger and has a huge opening, where the roof of the sea cave was eroded.

Fucha is the local name in the dialect of the island. It actually means also squirting cave, like the Japanese term Shiofuki dōkutsu.