大岳鍾乳洞

Ohtake shonyudo - Ohtake Limestone Cave - Odake Cave


Useful Information

Location: Chichibu Tama Kai National Park, Akiruno City
(35.76262543871898, 139.15574602469644)
Open: All year Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun 9-17.
[2021]
Fee: Adults JPY 600, Children (6-14) JPY 400, Children (0-5) JPY 200.
[2021]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=1,000 m, VR=102 m, A=520 m asl, T=10-11 °C.
Guided tours: self guided, D=30 min, L=300 m.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
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Address: Odake Cave Campground, 1587 Yozawa, Akiruno, Tokyo 190-0171, Tel: +81-42-596-4201.
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History

1961 cave discovered.
1962 opened to the public.

Description

大岳鍾乳洞 (Odake Cave) was discovered in 1961 and immediately developed as a show cave and opened to the public. Since the beginning it is under the management of the same family. At first 180 m of cave were known but further explorations extended this to about 1 km. It is located at a campground and part of this operation, so we guess as a guest of the camp ground you should be able to visit the cave, Nevertheless its a small cave and with visitor numbers dropping since 20 years the cave is often closed. It is recommended to make a reservation before visiting the cave.

The cave is located at the foot of Mt. Odake in the center of Chichibu Tama Kai National Park. The cave was designated a natural monument by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.