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Ryugashido Cavern

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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"Natural Beauty"

Really didn't know what to expect before arriving. This was my first Cave exploration in any... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2015
Bean Station, Tennessee
nice place to know

was a great surprise to me, cause I had no saw any photos of the cave, and I was impressed with... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2014
Hamamatsu, Japan
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good53%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
15 Aug 2018
“Interesting a great on a warm day”
3 Jan 2018
“A cave of local importance”
Ryugashi Cavern, the biggest cavern in the Tokai District, is located in the "chichibu" fossil layer of limestone rock. The total length of the cave is about 1000 meters, the first 400 of which are open to the public. It is located on the south face...more
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193 Inasacho Tabatake, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu 431-2221, Shizuoka Prefecture
+81 53-543-0108
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Easy drive from Hamamatsu with easy parking. On a hot day the cool cave is a real treat. The route through the cave was well lit and at many points information was given about the rock formation.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The cave is big, but the part open to casual visitors is not too big. The cave is mostly accessible, easy to explore, and offers nice views of different formations, explanations of its discovery, history and uses. It is ideal for families as there are...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Istvan Z
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I liked this cave even though its not that large but they made the cave accessible and easy to view by the tourists. I did not feel tired in entering the cave, no need to crawl and it was a very comfortable walk while seeing...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank eytletters
Reviewed 19 April 2016

After reading many positive reviews, I had higher expectations and hence was disappointed. The cave was rather small, basically a narrow tunnel. We spent less than 40 minutes inside the tunnel. The passageway was well lighted though slippery due to the constant water dripping through...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Really didn't know what to expect before arriving. This was my first Cave exploration in any country so it was pretty cool. The water fall was the best sight, the formation was the probably the next best. Spent about 3 hours at this sight. Good...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank broncohero1999
Reviewed 31 August 2014

was a great surprise to me, cause I had no saw any photos of the cave, and I was impressed with , it is really good to walk inside of the cave!

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Digaojp
Reviewed 26 December 2013

This was definitely one of the best highlights of my trip. The cavern was very easy to walk through and beautifully lit, showcasing many of the natural, ancient formations and had many creative names for the structures too, which made it extra fun.The waterfall was...More

Date of experience: December 2013
1  Thank Katy S
Reviewed 21 June 2013

The cave is 400 meters long with varied rock formations. A waterfall inside can be enjoyed with a drop of 50 meters high. The average temperature is 18 degrees inside. It is believed to have over 200 million years.

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank Vivi D
Reviewed 8 December 2012

A few hours out of Tokyo, we find ourselves thinking we have become professional speleologists... Loved the water fall deep in the belly of the dragon. It's funny how countries resemble each others deep inside; a great metaphor for how humans are all made the...More

Date of experience: December 2012
2  Thank WorldIsAVillage
Reviewed 6 December 2012

Well maintained natural cavern looking at a variety of over 50 limestone structures and with an internal waterfall. Impressive and worth trip. Highly recommended visit to Oku-Hamanako.

Date of experience: December 2012
1  Thank Raelene D
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