Shoryu Cave - Shoryudou

Useful Information

Location: Okinoerabu Island.
Open: All year daily 9-17, last entry 16:30.
Fee: Adults JPY 1,100, Children (6-15) JPY 550, Children (4-5) JPY 220.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=3,500 m.
Guided tours: L=600 m, D=60 min.
Address: Okinoerabu Shouryudou Tourism, 1520 Sumiyoshi, China-cho, Ooshima-gun, 891-9223, Tel: +81-997-93-4536.
Okinaerabujima Caving Guide Federation, Tel: +81-997-84-3335, Mobile: +81-80-1756-9087. E-mail:
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1963 discovered, developed and opened to the public.
designated as a Natural Monument.


昇竜洞 (Shoryu-do) is said to be the most beautiful dripstone cave in Japan. It has quite exceptional speleothems, white stalactites and stalagmites, helictites and rimstone pools.

But while it is actually very nice, the real treasures are not developed as show caves. The island has 300 caves which are quite beautiful. The Okinoerabujima Caving Guide Federation which is lead by Katsuji Yoshida is certified by the Japan Caving Federation for their cave trekking trips. They offer changing rooms, transport, lockers and even provide pictures from your trip when you are too busy climbing and crawling.