穴神鍾乳洞

Ana Kami Shōnyūdō - Anakami shonyudo - Anakami Limestone Cave - Anagami Limestone Cave


Useful Information

Location: Near Shirokawa.
(33.38440605105928, 132.8189694172224)
Open: Only after reservation at the tourist office.
All year Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun 9-16.
[2021]
Fee: Adults JPY 1000, High School JPY 100, Junior High JPY 50, Elementary JPY 50. [2021]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=300 m.
Guided tours: L=75 m, D=60 min.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no, many steps and stooping required
Bibliography:
Address: Anakami shonyudo, 3612 Shirokawacho Kawazuminami, Seiyo, Ehime 797-1704.
Tourist Office, Tel: +81-894-82-1111.
JA Kawazu Minami Branch Office, Tel: +81-894-83-1008.
Takagawa Public Hall, Tel: +81-894-83-1001.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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History

1969 discovered by a local junior high school student.

Description

Ana Kami Shōnyūdō (God Hole Limestone Cave) is a small karst cave. It seems to have no regular open hours, the key is available from the old woman living next to the entrance. The cave is developed as a show cave, has trails and electric light, but seems to be a little strenuous with many steps and narrow and low parts. The tourist path ends at a natural entrance to the cave higher up, which offers a nice view on the landscape. The cave is noted for a bat colony and snakes, obviously feeding off the fallout of the bats.

The cave was archaeologically excavated. The remains are on display in the Shirokawa Museum of History and Folklore.