河内風穴

Kawachi Fuketsu - Kawachi Wind Cave - Kawachi no Kaza'ana Cave


Useful Information

Location: Kawachi Miyamae, Taga-cho, Inukami-gun 522-0301.
E1 motorway exit Hikone, turn left on 306 to Kyutoku, turn left on 17.
(35.250737, 136.353739)
Open: JAN to JUN daily 9-17.
JUL to SEP daily 9-18.
OCT to DEC daily 9-17.
Last entry 1 h before closing.
Closed during heavy rain and snow.
[2022]
Fee: Adults JPY 500, Children (5-11) JPY 300.
Groups (30+): Adults JPY 400, Children (5-11) JPY 200.
Parking 2h JPY 400.
[2022]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: T=12-13 °C.
Guided tours: self guided, L=200 m.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:  
Address: Kawachi no Kaza'ana Cave, Kawachi Miyamae, Taga-cho, Inukami-gun 522-0301, Tel: +81-749-48-0552.
Kawachi no Kazaana Tourism Association, Tel: +81-749-48-0552.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.

History

1922 opened as a show cave.

Description

河内風穴 (Kawachi no Kaza'ana Cave) is located high above the valley and is reached on a walk along the river. The parking lot, a restaurant, ticket office and toilet are located at the road. The cave is located in the Ryozen massif, in the Ryozensankai karst region.

This cave is not for the elderly or disabled. It's necessary to walk uphill on a mountain trail for some time, and then It's necessary to traverse the entrance which is quite narrow and only 1 m high. But after this obstacle the rest of the cave is mostly large. It is a cave system with three layers and the largest cave in the Kansai region. Level one and two were developed as a show cave on a length of 200 m.