Senbutsu, Mejiro, and Ojika Limestone Caves

Hiraodai-Ouma area Nature / Scenic spots / See / Play

The karst formation of Hiraodai is said to have over 200 caves, and of these, three have been open for tourists to enter without special attire. A must-see is the Senbutsu Limestone Cave with 30 stalactites hanging from the cave ceiling in the Daiikan (spectacular view) section. Upon proceeding 480m you start splashing as you walk down a stream, feeling like a real explorer. The Mejiro Limestone Cave has one of Japan’s largest monoliths, at around 20m. Everyone from beginners to experts can go caving here, so if you are interested please ask at the reception. Ojika Limestone Cave is known as the “Dinosaur Trap”, having a vertical shaft for an entrance which is unusual in Japan. Upon descending 25m the underground streams flow through the caves, giving a clear picture of the karst formation. Fossils of the Japanese river otter, Mukashi Japanese deer and the Naumann elephant (Palaeoloxodon naumanni)  have been discovered in this cave.

(日本語) 住所Senbutsu Limestone Cave 3-2-1 Hiraodai, Kokuraminami-ku, Kitakyushu City
Mejiro Limestone Cave 3-2-1 Hiraodai, Kokuraminami-ku, Kitakyushu City
Ojika Limestone Cave 2-6-58 Hiraodai, Kokuraminami-ku, Kitakyushu City
(日本語) 営業時間Senbutsu Limestone Cave 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays
*Until sunset in autumn and winter
Mejiro Limestone Cave 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Ojika Limestone Cave 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 9:
(日本語) URLSenbutsu Limestone Cave http://www.senbutsu-cave.com Mejiro Limestone Cave http://mejiro-cave.com
(日本語) 定休日Senbutsu Limestone Cave Open 365 days
Mejiro Limestone Cave Irregular holidays
Ojika Limestone Cave Irregular holidays
(日本語) 電話番号093-451-0368 Senbutsu Limestone Cave
093-451-6315 Mejiro Limestone Cave
093-451-0165 Ojika Limestone Cave
(日本語) 料金Senbutsu Limestone Cave Adults: 800, HS students: 600, JHS students: 500, ES students: 400
Mejiro Limestone Cave Adults: 500, JHS students and younger: 250
Ojika Limestone Cave JHS students and older: 500, ES students:300
(日本語) アクセスSenbutsu Limestone Cave Approx. 20 minutes by taxi from JR Ishiharamachi Station
Mejiro Limestone Cave Approx. 20 minutes by taxi from JR Ishiharamachi Station
Ojika Limestone Cave Approx. 15 minutes by taxi from JR Ishiharamachi Station

(日本語) マップ

Map

(日本語) 周辺のグルメ

Surrounding Gourmet

(日本語) 周辺の観光スポット

Nearby Attractions
  • Kitakyushu municipal agricultural center

  • Mitake Bairin Park (Plum Grove)

  • 合馬竹林公園

  • Yamada Park