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Ryusen-do Cave龍泉洞(りゅうせんどう)

The mysterious, raw beauty of underground lakes. Experience the deep, dark beauty of Japan's famous limestone caves here.

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The mysterious, raw beauty of underground lakes. Experience the deep, dark beauty of Japan's famous limestone caves here.

Ryusendo Cave is the name of a stalactite cave in a town called Iwaizumi-cho located on the northeast coast of Japan. Iwaizumi in Iwate Prefecture is a town that is proud of its beautiful natural scenery. Over 3,000 meters of the cave is already known and 700 meters of this is open to the public. The cave is still being explored and its entire length is estimated to be over 5,000 meters.

Spring water gushing out from deep within the cave forms deep pools in several places, and of these Pool No. 3 (open to the public) is 98 meters deep and Pool No. 4 (not open to the public) is 120 meters deep, the deepest cave pool in Japan. The pools boast some of the clearest spring water in any caves in the world.

The marvels and mystery of the natural scenery spread out deep underground will transport you to a magical world.
 

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Two hours 30 minutes by JR Tohoku Shinkansen Line from Tokyo Station to Morioka Station. Two hours 30 minutes by bus from Morioka Station to Ryusen-do-mae bus stop.

 

Iwate 岩手県

Ryusen-do Cave 龍泉洞(りゅうせんどう)