Abukumado Cave is one of the largest limestone caves in Japan that is about 3000 meter long. This cave which was created over an estimated period of 80 million years was discovered in September 1969. The cave contains countless stalactities and stalagmites of many different varieties. Abukumado Cave also exhibits some unique and rare features that cannot be seen elsewhere in Japan.
There are about 600 meters of the cave or opened to the public and accessible by a series of well developed platforms, paved walkways and staircases. The cave also uses a lighting system to creatively light some of its chambers including its impressive Takine Goten main hall. A christmas tree, boxwork formation and a two meter high stalagmite that is said to be the largest stalagmite in Asia is the features that can only be found here in the whole Japan. Restaurants, souvenir shop and Star Village Observatory and Planetarium are other few attractions found around the cave
The Abukumado Cave is located near Kanmata Station along the JR Banetsu East Line. From Kanmata Station it is about a 20 minute, taxi ride to the cave. The recommended transportation to the cave is by renting a car.
The Abukumado Cave is a 15-20-minute drive to the northeast of Kanmata Station (Ban'etsu East Line).
The recommended transportation to the cave is by renting a car.
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