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Akiyoshidai, in the eastern part of Mine City in Yamaguchi Prefecture, is home to the “Akiyoshido,” Japan’s greatest limestone cave. The entrance to the cave has a height of 24 meters and a width of eight meters, and the cave’s deepest point is about 200 meters below the surface. There are plenty of sights to see such as the giant Golden Pillar, a travertine pillar with a height of approximately 15 meters, and the Hundred Saucers, which look like terraced rice-fields. The interior of the cave stretches for nearly 10 kilometers, but the sightseeing path only ventures to about one kilometer into the cave. The temperature remains stable at nearly 17°C throughout the year, and a wide range of ages can comfortably tour the cave.


Yamaguchi Pref. Mineshi Shuhouchouakiyoshi 3506-2 (Yamaguchi / ShuhoArea)

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Yamaguchi Pref. Mineshi Shuhouchouakiyoshi 3506-2 [ map ]
Yamaguchi / ShuhoArea
open everyday
[High school student]1,300yen
[Junior High School Students]1,050yen
[Elementary School Students]700yen
Parking Lot
Available 570spaces
Credit Card
Not available
Other (Available only in designated outdoor locations)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (There are places that can not be partly entered in Wednesday)
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (only 300m from the front entrance)
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (Judges and Bags, Yes, unless you drop them down in a hug)

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          Heading west along Japan’s largest island, Honshu, the very last prefecture you’ll reach is Yamaguchi, separated from Kyushu by a small strip of water known as the Kanmon Straits, which the far-reaching harbor city Shimonoseki looks over. With water at every turn, the seafood of Yamaguchi is an indisputable highlight, and we’re not talking just the usual fish dishes—the notorious fugu, or puffer fish, is a Japanese delicacy that was discovered in Yamaguchi prefecture, making it the best place to try it out.

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