Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The entrance to Ikura cave (Ikura-do) is at the base of a 240 meter high cliff along the Takahashi River.
The cave is 1.2 kilometers long and is mostly narrow.
Its best to wear waterproofs as the roof drips.
The cave climbs mostly, and while there are no caverns as such there are several places where one can peer up to great heights.
If you suffer from claustrophobia you probably wouldnt want to go in.
The cave exits high in the cliff face at the Arisanomiya Shrine from where there are stairs leading back down to the river and waterfall.
The cave, gorge, and waterfall are located in northern Okayama Prefecture, not far from Niimi
Not too far away is Maki Cave, only 400 meters long, but more open and spacious.