星野洞

Hoshino-dō - Hoshino-no ana - Hoshino-no Grotto


Useful Information

Location: Ikenosawa, Minamidaito-son, Shimajiri-gun 901-3806 Okinawa Prefecture.
On the Minamidaito Island.
(25.857764, 131.224315)
Open: All year after appointment one day in advance.
[2022]
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Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave Old- and New Daitô limestones.
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
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Bibliography: Naruhiko Kashima (1993): Fracture of speleothems in Hoshino-no-ana cave, Minami - Daitô Island, Okinawa prefecture, southwest Japan Journal of the Speleological Society of Japan, vol. 18, dec. 1993: 33-41 (6 fig.) (日本語 - Japanese; english summary).
Address: Hoshino-dō, 64 Kita, Minamidaito, Shimajiri District, Okinawa 901-3801, Tel: +81-9802-2-2037.
Reservations: Minamidaito Village Tourism Association, Tel: +81-9802-2-2815.
Minamidaito Village Hall, 144-1 Minamidaito, Minamidaito-mura, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa 901-3895, Tel: +81-9802-2-2037. E-mail:
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History

1993 developed as a show cave by the Furusato Creation Fund.
JAN-1994 opened to the public.

Description

星野洞 (Hoshino-no ana) developed in Old- and New Daitô limestones of Pliocene and Holocene age.