Trip Planner: Asia / Japan / Tohoku / Iwate Prefecture / Shimohei-gun / Iwaizumi-cho / Ryusendo Limestone Cave
Stare at a deep blue of the deepest underground lake in Japan at Ryusendo Limestone Cave, one of the largest subterranean cave systems in the world. With a total confirmed length of 3,361 m (11,913 ft), the cave has at least four lakes. The system is home to a number of bat variations and stalactite limestone. Declared a monument of nature as early as 1934, this cave has reputation of being "the first natural cave science museum in the world." Be sure to pack layers, as the temperatures can be cool inside the cave. Add Ryusendo Limestone Cave to your Iwaizumi-cho travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Iwaizumi-cho trip builder.
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Ryusendo Limestone Cave Reviews
まこねこAugust 17, 2017
洞窟系が苦手なため、ちょっと怖かった。洞窟内はたくさんの観光客がいましたので、洞窟内で渋滞覚悟です。地底湖はきれいですが、やっぱり怖い。結構、アップダウンが激しいので、杖をついている方、足に自身がない方は無理をされない方が良いかもしれません more »For cave system is like a little scared. Inside the cave were lots of visitors, so inside the cave is prepared to jam. Underground lake is beautiful, but I'm afraid. But those who don't own feet won't overdo it, that stick up and down fine, intense, so may be better
広美石August 15, 2017
お盆休みなので混んでいました。薄手の長袖だけでは足りないくらい中は寒く、水滴もたくさん落ちてくるので、ウィンドブレイカーのようなものを着て行くといいです。足元も濡れます。一見の価値ありです。 more »The summer holidays so crowded. Go dressed like a windbreaker, just by the sheer long sleeve cold enough in the falling drops of water there, so I hope it is. Wet feet too. Worth a look is.
もこもこさんAugust 10, 2017
鍾乳洞好きなこともあり死ぬ前に必ず行ってみたいところの一つでした。 昨年秋に行く予定を立てていたところ8月の台風10号で大きな被害を受け訪れることができなくなってしましたが幸い3月に無事に営業を再開され7月末に行ってきました。 盛岡から岩泉に向かう途中でも台風被害の影響が残り数か所工事中の場所もあり本当に大きな災害だったのだと心が痛みました。 それと同時に龍泉洞の被害が如何ばかりだったのか、以前同... more »It was just before you die also cave-like and always want to go. It was making plans to go in the fall of last year by Typhoon No.10 of August great damage received can visit had gone happily March safely resumed business, went to the end of July. And the remaining damage from Typhoon en route from Morioka to iwaizumi in several places during the construction and the really big disaster was felt so hurt. Went to the site and worrying about whether or how ryusendo damage at the same time and it was just previously recovered similar was being revived splendidly. Underground lake couldn't be in the beauty of imagination over while moving from in-situ. Fortunately visitors who did not so much to take sinus 2 laps and, I spent nearly two hours. I think that beauty is not interested in the cave also worth a look is great. Take also day whether you want to visit.
Cindy MillerApril 26, 2017
The cave itself was cool. However coming from Morioka, the only public transit option was a bus that took 2.25 hours and 2660¥ one-way. It also travels infrequently, so check the schedule. Renting a car might have been better. The cave is somewhat small as far as caves go, you can walk through it in 30-40 min with stopping a lot to take pictures. There is also a second cave that has more of a museum feel which is neat. Both caves have really cool looking formations and underground lakes.
Preston BakerJuly 2, 2017
Fun place to visit but very out of the way. Food options are not great either.
Vijai DharmamonyJune 14, 2017
Nature at its best. Experienced the cool (literally) limestone caves and the breathtaking view of cave lakes
Danny SingletonAugust 6, 2016
Cave was good but at places where water would drip they had a lot of plastic sheets to keep you dry but I thought they were a huge eye sore. Very nice area around cave as well. Make it part of a road trip and it is worth the drive.
James PatrusJune 24, 2016
This place is very interesting. The cave is large, with a few separate levels. Many small spaces and lots of stairs, but manageable. The cave is lit with many color changing lights that creating a good atmosphere. There are a couple small cafes and a restaurant on the property as well.
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