白蓮洞

Byakuren-do - Byakuren Cave - White Lotus Cave


Useful Information

Location: Sumita-tyo
Open: MAR daily 8:30-16.
APR to OCT daily 8:30-16:30.
NOV to FEB Sat, Sun, Hol 8:30-16.
[2020]
Fee: Adults JPY 1,100, Children (6-15) JPY 500, Children (0-5) free.
Groups (15+): JPY 100 discouint.
Groups (30+): JPY 200 discouint.
[2020]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
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History


Description

白蓮洞 (Byakurendō - White Lotus Cave) is famous for a huge hall with exceptional speleothemns like rimstone pools and cave coral. There are bacon rinds and stalactites and stalagmites. As typical for Japanese Caves the names of the speleothems are most important. Here six stalagmites show six worshipers or Bodhisattva. The cave is named after the female poet Yakuhara Hakuren.