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Ryusendo Limestone Cave

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Ryusendo Limestone Caves

It was really an amazing sight. Deep in the cave the depth of the cave goes as deep as 95 over... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
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Fascinating to visit

Ryusendo is recognized as one of three great limestone caves in Japan. My wife and I visited one of... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
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3 Oct 2018
“Ryusendo Limestone Caves ”
27 Aug 2018
“Fascinating to visit”
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1-1 Iwaizumi Kaminari, Iwaizumi-cho, Shimohei-gun 027-0501, Iwate Prefecture
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Reviewed 29 October 2014

Only one word to describe - Nature at its best. Located about 120Km from Morioka. Took the JR Tohuku Bus,took about 2.15minutes to reach the caves. Entry is about 1000¥. One of the largest cave system in the world. Has a underground river with three...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

It was really an amazing sight. Deep in the cave the depth of the cave goes as deep as 95 over meters. The limestones has all kinds of structures. Also the cave is long and deep yet the bats can make their way streaming into...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Ryusendo is recognized as one of three great limestone caves in Japan. My wife and I visited one of the other two, Akiyoshido in Yamaguchi Prefecture about six years ago. They offer very different experiences, but are each fascinating in their own way. Ryusendo is...More

Thank RussellS1538
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I would put this spot to one of “let’s stop by a check it out then we’ll go to our main destination”. The cave is short but the clear water and the fact the bridges through hover over the crystal clear water. No chance of...More

Thank Emman O
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

The cave is not like the typical caves that I’ve seen here in the Philippines. Upon entering you’ll never know that it is a cave. It has blue lights that reflects the depth of the waters. It has alot of rock formations too. The temperature...More

3  Thank Va N
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Went here during a sunny summer afternoon. Inside very cool; the stalagmites are not that impressive to my opinion but the water is fantastic. The lakes inside have almost an otherworldly feel.

2  Thank Yi Wei C
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Be sure to bring your camera to catch the beautiful colors and interesting patterns as you descend into this cave, which has easy access for most travelers, young and old.

2  Thank rogermann64
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Wonderful cool place ! Natural water tasty to drink ! Really it was a great experience visiting Ryusendo in Iwate JAPAN !

Reviewed 23 November 2015

Comparing with Postojna Cave, it's small but you can feel more unwrought condition. There are 2 cave eantrance. One is for touristic cave, the other is for reserch. Inside is almostly 10 ℃, no rental clothing. You have to go up & down the stairs....More

Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful cave tour. Make sure you wear/bring a sweatshirt! It's cold in there. You go pretty deep into the caves. There are some spots with small spaces. The lights they use are a neat addition to the beauty of the place.

1  Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Ryusendo cave is over 5 kilometers long, making it one of the largest caves in Japan. It is well lit, with a very clear, albeit winding path, that lets you explore about a fifth of the length. The cave itself is beautiful, but the real...More

3  Thank Belgonzo
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