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Cave Ikura井倉洞

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A limestone cave 1,200 meters long and with a total elevation difference of 90 meters located in scenic Ikura Gorge in Ikura, Niimi City, Okayama Prefecture. The entrance to the cave is on a 240 meter tall limestone precipice. The cave was formed by rainwater erosion and features such as a 50 meter tall waterfall and icicle-like stalactites give the cavernous spaces within it a mystical quality. Visitors can view some 30 rare and unusually shaped stones and rock formations that are both strange and beautiful, such as the “Silver Screen,” “Water Clothing,” and “Jellyfish Stone.” Arisa no Miya, a shrine dedicated to a woman who suffered unrequited love and who is now revered as a goddess granting worshipers luck in love and marriage, stands at the cave’s exit.

place

Okayama Pref. Nimishi Ikura 409 (Takahashi / NiimiArea)

phone 0867752224
place

8:30-17:00(Last entry16:30)
[1/1-1/4]9:00-16:00

Review of Ikurado

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/10/15 Lovely cave and river
This is a really fun outing for families. Keep in mind that it requires walking on slippery surfaces, and you have to watch your head if you are tall. They gave us an English flyer, and we enjoyed...
Reviewed:2015/10/02 A fun! Day trip
We took a day trip from Okayama. This cave is an easy 15 mins walk from the station. You will be greeted by a waterfall and many eateries lining the walkway to the cave. Most of them selling grilled...
Reviewed:2015/01/02 Wow!
The cave is amazing and beautiful. It looks as though the only thing that has been done is install just enough lighting to get by and spot the best rock formations, as well as install a bit of...

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Details

Address
Okayama Pref. Nimishi Ikura 409 [ map ]
Area
Takahashi / NiimiArea
Phone
0867752224
Hours
8:30-17:00(Last entry16:30)
[1/1-1/4]9:00-16:00
Fees
High School Students and above 1000yen, Junior High School Students800yen, Children500yen
Parking Lot
Available
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A limestone cave 1,200 meters long and with a total elevation difference of 90 meters located in scenic Ikura Gorge in Ikura, Niimi City, Okayama Prefecture. The entrance to the cave is on a 240 meter tall limestone precipice. The cave was formed by rainwater erosion and features such as a 50 meter tall waterfall and icicle-like stalactites give the cavernous spaces within it a mystical quality. Visitors can view some 30 rare and unusually shaped stones and rock formations that are both strange and beautiful, such as the “Silver Screen,” “Water Clothing,” and “Jellyfish Stone.” Arisa no Miya, a shrine dedicated to a woman who suffered unrequited love and who is now revered as a goddess granting worshipers luck in love and marriage, stands at the cave’s exit.
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 5, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

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          Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan's Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.

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