Akiyoshidō

wonders of the cave

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[Akiyoshidō has been awarded the “Certificate of Excellence” of Tripadvisor since 2015 ]

[Akiyoshidō has been awarded the “Certificate of Excellence” of Tripadvisor since 2015 ]

Akiyoshidō cave (秋芳洞), a special national treasure, is one of the largest limestone caves in the country. It is filled with geographically precious objects such as gigantic stalagmites, rimstones like terraced rice fields, and many others. The cave started forming a million years ago and you will be fascinated with the visible history of the earth. Enjoy it thoroughly by viewing and photographing. You will walk through the cave comfortably as the temperature stays 17 ℃ throughout a year. You can go directly up to the Akiyoshidai Plateau (秋吉台) from the elevator located in the middle of the cave.

ADDRESS 3506-2 Akiyoshi, Shūhō-chō, Mine-shi
OPEN HOURS (for entering) There are 3 entrances.See the map here
-Main entrance
 Mar. to Nov.: 8:30~17:30 closed at 18:30
 Dec. to Feb.: 8:30~16:30 closed at 17:30
-Elevator entrance & Kurotani entrance
 8:30-16:30 closed at 17:30
DAYS CLOSED N/A, Open 365 days
ESTIMATED TIME FOR SIGHTSEEING 1 hour or more (a round trip)
LANGUAGES -Japanese, English (Beginner)
-The multilingual audio guide is available inside the cave (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)
BARRIER-FREE AREA See the wheelchair-accessible area here
WHEELCHAIR RENTAL -Free of charge
-Available at the tourist information center and the main entrance
ACCESS Bus
JR Shin-Yamaguchi Sta./JR Yamaguchi Sta./Others

(45 min from JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station)

Akiyoshidō Bus Terminal

Car
5 min from Akiyoshidai IC in Ogōri-Hagi Expressway via Mine Higashi JCT in Chūgoku Expressway

For more details
CONTACT Tourist information center (Akiyoshidai Tourism Exchange Center)
FAX:0837-62-0899 (Japanese, English, Chinese)
Mail:info@akiyshidai.com (Japanese, English, Chinese)
RESERVATION FOR GROUPS A group with over 20 people is required to make a reservation. Download the reservation form here (Japanese only).

Send it to Kurotani entrance office.
FAX:0837-62-0323 (Japanese, English)
Mail:akiyosid@c-able.ne.jp (Japanese, English)
A MODEL COURSE FOR Akiyoshidō AND AKIYOSHIDAI ESTIMATED TIME: At least 2 hours

Akiyoshidō Bus Terminal

(5-10 min)

Akiyoshidō main entrance

Walking to Kurotani side

(40-50 min)

Going out from the Elevator entrance

Walking up to Akiyoshidai Plateau

(5-10 min)

Enjoying the view from the observation deck, chilling in the cafe Karstar, or walking around the plateau

Re-entering the cave from the Elevator entrance (show your ticket stub)

(15 min)

Going out from the main entrance

Returning to the bus terminal

*Check the walking map here if you would like to walk around the plateau.

Entrance Fee (Regular)

Over 19yrs 16-18yrs 13-15yrs 12yrs&under
¥1,300 ¥1,300 ¥1050 ¥700

Foreign Tourists Discount  ※Group of 20 or more

Over 19yrs 16-18yrs 13-15yrs 12yrs&under
¥700 ¥650 ¥600 ¥300

※The person in charge needs to present the passport at the time of ticket purchase.
※Group discounts only.Discounts on individual travelers were abolished from April 2019.

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