Maki Cave

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Location: East of Niimi city, nrear
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=400m, D=20min.
Address: Makido, 2276-2, Toyonaga-akouma, Niimi City, Okayama Prefecture 718-2721, Tel: 0867-74-3100.
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Makido (Maki Cave) is a small show cave off the beaten track. The fossil cave with numerous speleothems is lighted in red, green, or blue lights, a thing which is rather kitchy for western tourists. The Japanese seem to like it though. The cave has an underground lake and a red Ryugu-bashi bridge crossing it.