大滝鍾乳洞

Ōtaki shōnyūdō - Ohtaki shonyudo - Ohtaki Limestone Cave - Otaki Shonyudo - Ootaki Cave


Useful Information

Location: 2298 Hachimancho Akuda, Gujo, Gifu 501-4205.
(35.733725, 136.980104)
Open: JAN to FEB Sun 8:30-17:30, last entry 17.
MAR to DEC daily 8:30-17:30, last entry 17.
Closed 01-JAN, 26-DEC.
[2020]
Fee: Adults JPY 1,000, Children (12-17) JPY 800, Children (6-11) JPY 600.
Groups (15+): Adults JPY 900, Children (12-17) JPY 700, Children (6-11) JPY 550.
School Groups: Children (15-17) JPY 400, Children (12-14) JPY 350, Children (6-11) JPY 300, Kindergarden JPY 250.
[2020]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: VR=110 m, L=2,000 m.
Guided tours: L=800 m, D=30 min., self guided.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no, steep narrow staircases
Bibliography:
Address: Ohtaki shonyudo, 501-4205, Gujo city, Yawata Cho, akuta hachiman-cho 2298, Tel: +81-575-67-1331, Fax: +81-575-65-3950. E-mail: contact
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History


Description

大滝鍾乳洞 (Otaki limestone cave) is a large cave, listed as the 26th deepest of Japan. It is the most popular show cave in Gifu Prefecture. Its outstanding sight is an underground waterfall, which is 30 m high and thus the highest in Japan. The biggest chamber on the tour with numerous speleothems is named 天上界 (Celestial World).

The cave entrance is high up at the hill, and it is reached from the ticket office by a funicular, a cable car on rails. Quite exceptional is the cabin which is built of wood.