Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ikura-do

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The entrance to Ikura cave (Ikura-do) is at the base of a 240 meter high cliff along the Takahashi River.

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The cave is 1.2 kilometers long and is mostly narrow.

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Its best to wear waterproofs as the roof drips.

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The cave climbs mostly, and while there are no caverns as such there are several places where one can peer up to great heights.

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If you suffer from claustrophobia you probably wouldnt want to go in.

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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.

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The cave, gorge, and waterfall are located in northern Okayama Prefecture, not far from Niimi

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Not too far away is Maki Cave, only 400 meters long, but more open and spacious.

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1 comment:

  1. I LOVE your blog! It gives me lots of ideas for my trips around Japan. And just last weekend, I have been to Ikura-dou and Maki-dou, which I read about in your blog.

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