井倉洞

Ikura-do - Ikura Cave


Useful Information

Location: Southeast of Niimi, along Takahashi River.
Open: All year daily 8:30-17, last admission 16:30.
[2020]
Fee: Adults JPY 1,000, High school JPY 1,000, Junior High JPY 800, Children JPY 500.
Groups (20+): Adults JPY 900, High school JPY 800, Junior High JPY 700, Children JPY 400.
Groups (50+): Adults JPY 850, High school JPY 700, Junior High JPY 650, Children JPY 350.
Parking: free.
[2020]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: T=15 °C.
Guided tours: L=1,200 m, VR=90 m, D=40 min., V=6,600/a [2013]
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Address: Ikura-do, 409 Ikura, Niimi City, Okayama Prefecture, Tel: 086-775-2224.
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History

1958 cave discovered.

Description

The entrance to Ikura-do (Ikura cave) is very picturesque, located at the base of a 240 m 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.