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“Not much to see - the best bit is the low ceilings/narrow walkways”
Review of Ryugado Cave

Ryugado Cave
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Kami
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 January 2018

It was a very wet afternoon so it was good to be sheltered in the caves. There’s a covered escalator to the entrance and a covered walkway back down so even in inclement weather you don’t get wet. The caves are very narrow and low in places which was the most entertaining bit for me as there isn’t much to look at. There are lots of steps to climb once inside so come prepared. We’d booked this tour as it was included in our cruise and I wouldn’t rush back as it wasn’t particularly interesting. i was looking forward to seeing the rare chickens so popped into the building on the way down but I wish I hadn't - I was distressed to see the tiny cages and boxes they are kept in, some don't look as though they can move. Maybe they're taken out for exercise but it didn't look that way.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Very close view to the amazing pieces of rocks. My head got banged many times as the pathway was very narrow and short in height.
There's also an exhibition of cocks found in Japan near the exit (though a bit uncomfortable to see them living in very small cages)

The only pitfall was the transportation. Bus service was limited, departure every 2-3 hours.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I loved cave and visited several before. They were all different if you watched them closely.

Ryugado Cave was a good cave to visit. The inside was narrow. You might need to crawl a bit but you could see the limestones in close distance. They were all magnificent.

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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.

Thank hotroxx
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