(日本語) 千仏鍾乳洞
(日本語) 目白鍾乳洞
(日本語) 牡鹿鍾乳洞

Senbutsu, Mejiro, and Ojika Limestone Caves

Hiraodai-Ouma area Leisure / Experience / Tour / 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 entrance. The cave is designated as a national natural monument. 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.

AddressSenbutsu 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
Opening hoursSenbutsu Limestone Cavern: 9:00–17:00; Sat., Sun., and national holidays 9:00–18:00 *Until sunset in autumn and winter Mejiro Limestone Cavern: 10:00–17:00 Ojika Limestone Cavern: 10:00–17:00; Sat., Sun., and national holidays 10:00ー18:00
URLSenbutsu Limestone Cave http://www.senbutsu-cave.com
Mejiro Limestone Cave http://mejiro-cave.com
Closed daysSenbutsu Limestone Cave Open 365 days Mejiro Limestone Cave Irregular holidays Ojika Limestone Cave Irregular holidays
Phone number+81-93-451-0368 Senbutsu Limestone Cave
+81-093-451-6315 Mejiro Limestone Cave
+81-93-451-0165 Ojika Limestone Cave
FareSenbutsu Limestone Cave Adults: 900, JHS students: 600, ES students: 500, Infant(Over 4 years old) 200 Mejiro Limestone Cave Adults: 500, JHS students and younger: 250 Ojika Limestone Cave JHS students and older: 500, ES students:300
AccessSenbutsu 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

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