Ryugashido Cavern, Hamamatsu

3.9
#1 of 6 in Nature in Hamamatsu
Dating back 50 million years, Ryugashido Cavern stands as the largest stalactite cave in Japan. Around 400 m (1,312 ft) of space open to the public and 50 observation points draw visitors here year-round. Admire the stalagmites and stalactites of all shapes and sizes, limestone rooms, and colorful stone walls visually enhanced by tasteful lighting. Highlights include a 30 m (98 ft) high waterfall tumbling from the ancient rocks. A museum awaits at the end, with further information in an English pamphlet. Buy a memento in the souvenir shop and don't miss tasting the ice cream. Put Ryugashido Cavern at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hamamatsu road trip planning website.
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  • Easy drive from Hamamatsu with easy parking. On a hot day the cool cave is a real treat. The route through the cave was well lit and at many points information was given about the rock formation.  more »
  • The cave is big, but the part open to casual visitors is not too big. The cave is mostly accessible, easy to explore, and offers nice views of different formations, explanations of its discovery...  more »
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  • The water fall was quite impressive. Bats are kind of cute. Good place for family. Walking is not too difficult for healthy 80 years old person. There is one wheel chair for free rental but going through the cavern with it is not recommended.
  • This is actually a pretty neat little cave. There a waterfall, and some nice stalactites and the like. It's about an hour walk through the cave. It's all paved, some stairs and low places. Ok for someone with a cane if they can bend low and climb stairs. There are bats but only at the beginning they are essentially in a cage. It's rather commercial, but not too bad. There is a not too bad restaurant the plum juice is good. There is ice cream and knick knacks including some small fossils mostly ammonites. Won't blow you away if you've seen Carlsbad or Wind Cave. Reminiscent of some of the commercial caves in the Sierra foothills. Take the bus 45 from Hamamatsu station, just a 10 minute walk.
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