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Akiyoshidō Bus Terminal should be the starting point of sightseeing for public transportation users. There is a bus ticket booth (accepts cash only) at the tourist information center adjacent to the terminal. English and Chinese speaking staff are available there. As for other languages, we serve you utilizing language assistance tools. It takes 5 minutes to walk to the main entrance of Akiyoshidō cave from the terminal. * “Akiyoshidō” in this section means Akiyoshidō Bus Terminal.


Within Mine city

The tourist sites are categorized into three depending on the location. 1. Akiyoshidō cave & Akiyoshidai observation deck area which is within walking distance from the bus terminal, 2. Northern Akiyoshidai area which includes Taishodō cave, Kagekiyodō cave, Safari Land, and others, and 3. Others that are Beppu Benten Pond, Ofuku area, Ōmine area including Mine Sta.
We recommend you to plan based on the following timetables in advance since there are few buses in all lines.


Akiyoshidō⇔Akiyoshidai

Loop bus (weekends and holidays only)
The loop bus runs from Akiyoshidō bus terminal near the main entrance of the cave and drops by the other side of the cave, Kurotani entrance and then, Akiyoshidai. The observation deck, Karstar, and Akiyoshidai Museum of Natural History are all near from Akiyoshidai bus stop.

Route Akiyoshidō loading zone 3⇔Kurotani entrance⇔Akiyoshidai⇔back to Akiyoshidō
Fare Akiyoshidō →Kurotani entrance: ¥190
Akiyoshidō →Akiyoshidai : ¥260
Kurotani entrance →Akiyoshidai: ¥170
Kurotani entrance →Akiyoshidō: ¥330
Akiyoshidai →Akiyoshidō: ¥260
Estimated time Approx. 15 min
Bus company JR
JR Rail Pass Acceptable
Yamaguchi Bus Pass Acceptable
Payment In-car (cash only)

Bus company: JR

【Weekends and holidays only】

② Karst Taxi (minibus) (Weekdays from Apr. to Nov.)
Karst Taxi, a minibus or a shared van stops more places aside from the mentioned above. The elevator entrance is included in the loop and some buses go to Taishodo, Kagekiyodo, and Safari Land. Find a green stop.

Route,Timetable & Fare See here
Estimated time Approx. 15 min from the tourist info center to the observation deck
JR Rail Pass Not acceptable
Yamaguchi Bus Pass Not acceptable
Payment In-car (cash only)

③ Car / Taxi

Taxi

To Estimated time for one way Taxi fare for one way
Akiyoshidō bus terminal⇔Elevator entrance 5 min ¥710
Akiyoshidō bus terminal⇔Kurotani entrance 5 min ¥790
Akiyoshidō bus terminal⇔The observation deck 7 min ¥800

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Taishodō, Kagekiyodō, and Safari Land

For cave lovers, please check out the recommended schedule for the cave walk.

Bus

Route To:
1. Bōchō bus to Oumi ōhashi at Akiyoshidō loading zone 1→ Safari Land
2. Higashi Hagi at Akiyoshidō loading zone 3 → Taishōdō → Safari Land
3. Karst Taxi at the tourist info center → Taishōdō → Kagekiyodō → Safari Land

From:
Bōchō bus to Akiyoshidō/Karst Taxi to Tourist Information Center
Fare ¥700-¥740
Bus company Bōchō , Karst Taxi
Estimated time Tourist info center - Safari Land: Approx. 30-40 min
JR Rail Pass Not acceptable
Yamaguchi Bus Pass Acceptable only for Bōchō bus
Payment Tourist info center, in-car(cash only). Cash only for Karst Taxi.

Akiyoshidō → Safari Land

【Weekdays from Apr. 1 ― Nov.31】

*In case of transit, please tell the driver that you will make a connection to another bus.

Safari Land → Akiyoshidō

【Weekdays from Apr. 1 ― Nov.31】

Akiyoshidō → Safari Land

【Weekdays from Dec. 1 ― Mar.31, weekends and holidays】

*In case of transit, please tell the driver that you will make a connection to another bus.

Safari Land → Akiyoshidō

【Weekdays from Apr. 1 ― Nov.31】

② Car / Taxi

Taxi

To Estimated time Taxi fare
Akiyoshidō

Taishōdō/ Kagekiyodō /Safari Land
Approx. 20 min Approx. ¥4,000

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Beppu Benten Pond

Car / Taxi

Taxi

To Estimated time Taxi fare
Akiyoshidō

Beppu Benten Pond
Approx. 20 min Approx. ¥2,700

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JR Mine Sta.

Bus

Route From:
Akiyoshidō bus terminal loading zone 1→Community bus “Ammonite” to Mine Sta./ Mine shiritsu byōin→Mine Sta.
To:
1. Mine Sta.→Community bus “Ammonite” to Ōda Chūō /Akiyoshidō→Akiyoshidō
2. Mine Sta.→Community bus “Ammonite” to Akiyoshi →Transfer to JR bus to Akiyoshidō
*Please ask the driver for the connection ticket.
Fare ¥200 (Either you transfer or not)
Estimated time Akiyoshidō → Mine Sta.: Approx. 25 min
Bus company Community bus “Ammonite”, JR
JR Rail Pass Not acceptable
Yamaguchi Bus Pass Not acceptable
Payment In-car (cash only)

Mine sta. → Akiyoshidō

【Weekdays】

Akiyoshidō → Mine sta.

*In case of transit, please inform the driver that you will make a connection to another bus. The driver will issue a connection ticket for you so that you will not be charged.

Mine sta. → Akiyoshidō

【Weekends and holidays】

Akiyoshidō → Mine sta.

*In case of transit, please inform the driver that you will make a connection to another bus. The driver will issue a connection ticket for you so that you will not be charged.

② Car / Taxi

Taxi

To Estimated time Taxi fare
Akiyoshidō → Ofuku Approx. 20 min Approx. ¥4,000
Akiyoshidō → Mine Sta. Approx. 20 min Approx. ¥4,000

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