景清洞

Kagekiyodō - Kagekiyo-do - Kagekiyo Cave


Useful Information

Location: 3108 Mitochoaka, Mine, Yamaguchi 754-0302.
5 min from Edō IC on Ogōri-Hagi Expressway via Mine Higashi JCT on Chūgoku Expressway.
(34.289580, 131.326553)
Open: All year daily 8:30-17:15, last entry 16:30.
[2019]
Fee: Adults JPY 1,000, Children (6-11) JPY 560.
Groups (20+): Adults JPY 860, Children (15-17) JPY 690, Children (12-14) JPY 600, Children (6-11) JPY 350.
Groups (100+): Adults JPY 810, Children (15-17) JPY 640, Children (12-14) JPY 550, Children (6-11) JPY 330.
Taishodo + Kagekiyodō combo: Adults JPY 1,500, Children (6-11) JPY 840.
Groups (20+): Adults JPY 1,290, Children (15-17) JPY 1,035, Children (12-14) JPY 900, Children (6-11) JPY 525.
Groups (100+): Adults JPY 1,215, Children (15-17) JPY 960, Children (12-14) JPY 825, Children (6-11) JPY 495.
Adventure course: Per Person JPY 300 additionally.
[2022]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension:
Guided tours: D=60 min.
Photography:
Accessibility: first 700 m.
Bibliography:
Address: 景清洞, Kagekiyodo Information Center, 3108 Mitochoaka, Mine, Yamaguchi 754-0302, Tel: +81-8396-2-2201.
Tourist information center (Akiyoshidai Tourism Exchange Center), Fax:0837-62-0899 (Japanese, English, Chinese) E-mail: 日本語 - Japanese English Chinese
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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History

08-MAR-1922 declared a Natural Monument.

Description

Kagekiyodō was named after the legend of the samurai general Kagekiyo. 800 years ago he was defeated in a battle and retreated into the cave. This is a river cave with a small cave river running along the trail. The passages are almost devoid of speleothems, but show nice scallops and fossils.

There is also an extension to the tour named adventure course, which means the participants are equipped with helmets, lamps, and rubber boots. At the end of the trail, where the tour normally turns around, the adventure tour participants enter the following part of the passage which has no electric light and no concrete paths.