Ryusendo Cave (龍泉洞)
This massive limestone cave is one of Japan’s three largest, and is designated a National Natural Monument. The cave is over 5,000 meters long overall, and hosts eight underground lakes that are among the clearest in the world. The color of the water, called Dragon Blue, is astonishing and the mystical sight is worth visiting. A 700 meter walking route in the cave and three of the eight lakes are open to the public. One section of the trail is barrier-free, with full wheelchair access. The limestone filtered water has been named one of Japan’s top 100 waters, and is available to drink at the cave entrance.
Iwate Pref. Shimoheiguniwaizumichou Iwaizumi Kannari 1-1 (Sanriku CoastArea)
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The entrance fee costs 1000 yen per person. Business hours are from 8:30 to 17:00, and open everyday.
It is one of the three...
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- Iwate Pref. Shimoheiguniwaizumichou Iwaizumi Kannari 1-1 [map]
- Sanriku CoastArea
- open everyday
- [Adults (High School Students and above)] 1,100yen
[Small/Junior High School Students] 550yen (common with Ryusen Shindo Science Museum)
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Available (VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay)
- Others (Smoking area Available in the park)
- Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 29, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
- Average budget
- [Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Only part of the sightseeing is possible, not during one-way routes
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region's delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you'll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.