Ikura Cave

Useful Information

Location: Southeast of Niimi, along Takahashi River.
Open: All year daily 8:30-17, last admission 16:30.
Fee: Adults JPY 1,000, Junior High JPY 800, Children JPY 500.
Groups: discount.
Parking: free.
Classification: ExplainKarst cave
Light: electric.
Dimension: T=15°C.
Guided tours: L=1,200m, VR=90m, D=40min.
Address: Ikura-do, 409 Ikura, Tel: 086-775-2224.
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The entrance to Ikura-do (Ikura cave) is very picturesque, located at the base of a 240m high cliff along the Takahashi River, close to the huge Kinugake waterfall. It is reached over a footbridge across the river.

The cave is a single passage without chambers, but the ceiling is sometimes rather high and gorge-like. At other times it is a little low and visitors have to stoop. From the entrance the former stream passage climbs continually until it exits at the Arisanomiya Shrine high in the cliff face. The cave exit has a huge portal. Stairs are leading back down to the river and waterfall.