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“A neat place to visit”
Review of Ryugado Cave

Ryugado Cave
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Kami
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We went as part of a group bus tour from our cruise ship. The guide warned us numerous times about how slippery it will be and sure enough we had been off the bus about 2 minutes and slipped on the way to the bathrooms ( the slopes are slippery!!!). A bathroom stop is strongly recommended as once inside the caves, there are obviously no bathrooms and the sound of dripping water and mini waterfalls calls to us all.
The walk through the cave is about 1km and is well paved and the lighting is good. A few spots that require the taller people had to squat walk. It is not for those afraid of confined spaces or those with weak legs. The Cave has been made very visitor friendly with all trip hazards removed and there is really no danger of falling things. You will get a bit wet from all the dripping water, but that is part of the charm.
This Cave has seen many years of foot traffic, so it is a bit touristy, but that makes it really accessible so many people can enjoy the natural beauty of it.
At the end of the cave walk, upon returning back down to the shops and carpark, there is a room with fouls ( cockerel in cages ). I found this a disturbing.

Thank Jandjandsome
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

The caves allow you to come up close and personal with stalactites and stalagmites- such as the jellyfish, then bats fly overhead and you get feelings that you walk with the ancient people that once lived here. The Japanese have cleverly looked after everything and lit up all the features in differing hues perfectly. The air is clean and cold, but as you walk you are overwhelmed with nature's creative ability to carve into limestone. A must see.

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Tosayamadacho Sakakawa, Kami 782-0005, Kochi Prefecture
Really enjoyable for a short tour.
You have to buy tickets for the entrance of the main cave.
Entire cave is really amazing.

Thank H. M
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Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Went with a local family who I was staying with who took me. Really enjoyed the caves and they were really impressive, would definitely recommend going

Thank edcookstour
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Reviewed 3 October 2015

Inside this limestone cave are many rock formations that resemble things like Mother Mary and Japanese palaces. In a bid to woo more foreign visitors, they have created a free app that provides audio guide while in the cave, so visitors can hear an explanation of all the points of interest while walking through the cave. Pretty neat! A walk through the cave would take about 1.5 hours.

The cave used to be inhabited by humans about 2,000 years ago, as there were pots and tools found in the cave. The inside of the cave is quite low and narrow at some parts, so this might not be a good place to visit for the elderly. Some parts also do not have railings separating the walkway from the rocks, so it might not be safe for young children.

However, it is an amazing work of nature. But many of the rock shapes are named after figures in Japanese mythology/culture, so most foreigners might not understand or see the meaning.

Access by a 20min bus ride (Tosaden Kotsu bus) from JR Tosa Yamado Station on the JR Dosan Line.

Thank ciramisu
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