大滝鍾乳洞

Ōtaki shōnyūdō - Ohtaki shonyudo - Ohtaki Limestone Cave - Otaki Shonyudo - Ootaki Cave


Useful Information

Location: Hachiman-tyo
Open: JAN to FEB Sun 8:30-17:30, last entry 17.
MAR to DEC daily 8:30-17:30, last entry 17.
Closed 01-JAN, 26-DEC.
[2020]
Fee: Adults JPY 1,000, School Pupils JPY 800, Elementary School JPY 600.
Groups (15+): Adults JPY 900, School Pupils JPY 700, Elementary School JPY 550.
School Groups: High School JPY 400, Junior High School JPY 350, Elementary School JPY 300, Kindergarden JPY 250.
[2020]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: electric.
Dimension: VR=110m, L=2,000m.
Guided tours: L=800m, D=30min., self guided.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no, steep narrow staircases
Bibliography:
Address: Ohtaki shonyudo, 501-4205, Gujo city, Yawata Cho, akuta hachiman-cho 2298, Tel: +81-575-67-1331, Fax: +81-575-65-3950. E-mail: contact
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History


Description

大滝鍾乳洞 (Otaki limestone cave) is a large cave, listed as the 26th deepest of Japan. It is the most popular show cave in Gujo Prefecture. Its outstanding sight is an underground waterfall, which is 30m high and thus the highest in Japan. The biggest chamber on the tour with numerous spelothems is named 天上界 (Celestial World).

The cave entrance is high up at the hill, and it is reached from the ticket office by a funicular, a cable car on rails. Quite exceptional is the cabin which is built on wood.