Ryugashido Cavern, Hamamatsu

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Dating back 50 million years, Ryugashido Cavern stands as the largest stalactite cave in Japan. Around 400 m (1,312 ft) of space open to the public and 50 observation points draw visitors here year-round. Admire the stalagmites and stalactites of all shapes and sizes, limestone rooms, and colorful stone walls visually enhanced by tasteful lighting. Highlights include a 30 m (98 ft) high waterfall tumbling from the ancient rocks. A museum awaits at the end, with further information in an English pamphlet. Buy a memento in the souvenir shop and don't miss tasting the ice cream. Put Ryugashido Cavern at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hamamatsu road trip planning website .
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  • I haven't been here and don't plan on going here. I just want to stop this from showing up every time I log on.  more »
  • After because it had so many hits for light lights but I wonder if after 10 days was the best cherry flowering period in the line here is wanted.
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  • Parking is available at the bottom, on the provided. Parked in the parking lot was crowded, so under the broad walk, rose. I thought I went in the summer and colder, we should be wearing one.
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  • Very commercial cave, the floors are smooth and well maintained (we randomly decided to go there and 3 of the 4 of us were wearing heels of some sort). The different rock formations were cool to witness and there is a very small musem type area with more information about the discovery and excavation. There is air-conditioning inside the cave so you might find it chilly on cooler days
  • Touristy, but accessible. Fairly easy to find from Hamamatsu or Shinshiro. There’s some food and ice cream available and makes for a fun family day out. The caverns are small but still interesting enough to warrant a visit.
  • Pretty neat 400 meter or so walk into the coolness of caves. Most everything is in Japanese but some translated signage can be found. Cool to see "nature in action" and marvel at all nature is capable of with time. Also interesting (if not disappointing and disturbing) to see the displays at the end demonstrating how the cave routes were "explored" and created… Not recommended for those traveling with the elderly as many seem to have found it physically challenging. Maybe difficult to push a stroller through and uncertain of wheelchair compatibility.
  • Cave was pretty interesting...not long tho and u gotta really watch your head. The ceiling is quite low in some parts. Nice trinkets at the gift shop...ice cream was pretty good too
  • Watch your head! A very tourist and elderly friendly walk through a well-lit cave. Interesting, though pricey at 1000¥/person and due to its accessibility, it's too touristy. Cornily enough, almost every notable object has a name. Overall, a decent experience that I didn't regret. Just don't go out of your way for it.
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