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Nippara-Shonyudo Limestone Cave

Travel Guide - Nippara-Shonyudo Limestone Cave

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Nippara-Shonyudo Limestone Cave is the largest limestone cave in the Kanto region. It is more than 800 meters in depth, about 280 meters of which is illuminated and can be explored. This vast underground space is an example of the inconceivable beauty of nature. Many of the fascinating stalactites bear their own name.
The fantastic interior of the limestone cavern maintains a temperature of approximately 11 degrees Celsius, making it feel cool in summer and pleasantly warm in winter. Formed by the slow steady trickling of droplets of water, the stalagmites in the cavern require 400 years to grow a mere 3 cm. The tour course, which has a big difference between the highest and lowest points of the course, is like a three-dimensional maze and takes about 40 minutes.
In the neighborhood of the cave are many high rocks of fantastic shapes. Located opposite Inamura Village in central Nippara, the massive Inamura Rock is known as the symbol of the region. A scenic area, formations such as Bonten Rock, Kago Rock and Tsubame Rock can also be found in the vicinity of the limestone cavern.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:00 - 17:00 (April - November)
  • 8:30 - 16:30 (December - March)

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 700 yen (General, Adult)
  • 500 yen (Junior high student)
  • 400 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Weekdays: 35 minutes from JR Okutama Station by the bus bound for Shonyudo. Get off at the last stop.
  • Weekends and National holidays: 30 minutes from JR Okutama Station by the bus bound for Higashi Nippara. Get off at the last stop, then walk 20 minutes.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1052, Nippara, Okutama-machi Nishitama-gun, Tokyo, 198-0211

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ロクマル @60s_snowboard - 2018-11-21
Really nice to view the lake on Okutama Tokyo. https://t.co/QNSZY4Di8K
Tripjpn(NewJapanMag) @tripjpnmag - 2018-11-20
There is a superb view , a beautiful clear stream camp in Tokyo Okutama‼︎ ➡️ https://t.co/Y4c90tIl2Y https://t.co/07saoNqEG4
Vince Cheong @VinceCheong - 2018-11-20
Into the belly of the abyssal | 🇯🇵 | #16x9 #iphone #instagood #instagram #lost #MALU #indiefilm #likeforlikes #i… https://t.co/n6d35bz0Xj
Alain Dellepiane @alain_invasion - 2018-11-20
@Robgoro Well, Okutama is indeed Tokyo and has that exact problem but -again- my point was mostly to illustrate how… https://t.co/QIJOaLIqnZ
Alain Dellepiane @alain_invasion - 2018-11-20
@capt_sbunny (If we want to move beyond my Psychotic Pet Peeve: I often hike in Okutama and it's really lovely but… https://t.co/kmgLK0PXtr
Edmund Yeo エドモンド·楊 @greatswifty - 2018-11-19
RT @VinceCheong: Down a path the road not taken | 📸: @greatswifty | #16x9 #iphone #instagood #instagram #lost #MALU #indiefilm #likeforlike…
Tripjpn(NewJapanMag) @tripjpnmag - 2018-11-19
There is a superb view , a beautiful clear stream camp in Tokyo Okutama‼︎ ➡️ https://t.co/Y4c90tIl2Y https://t.co/07saoNqEG4
Vince Cheong @VinceCheong - 2018-11-19
Down a path the road not taken | 📸: @greatswifty | #16x9 #iphone #instagood #instagram #lost #MALU #indiefilm… https://t.co/AL4uzhYy7f
NoraMalia ノラ / 노라 🌸 @NoraMalia185 - 2018-11-19
„Golden, crimson and red leaves dance and swirl in the #autumn breeze.“
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Yesterday we went to #Okutama to see th… https://t.co/j99RP470oj
Daruma Scholarship Program @Daruma_Program - 2018-11-19
Weekend activity part 1 at Okutama! We can see such wonderful nature in Tokyo! It is an autumn leaves season and very good for hiking!!
Vince Cheong @VinceCheong - 2018-11-19
A lost child wondering in the forest | 📸: @greatswifty | #16x9 #iphone #instagood #instagram #lost #MALU #indiefilm… https://t.co/Smv3w3X7x2
Tripjpn(NewJapanMag) @tripjpnmag - 2018-11-18
There is a superb view , a beautiful clear stream camp in Tokyo Okutama‼︎ ➡️ https://t.co/Y4c90tIl2Y https://t.co/07saoNqEG4
♪イス☀︎♪@Rに見事に殺された @isuilde - 2018-11-18
actual nice okutama lake views https://t.co/Qa0Y5quE2a
♪イス☀︎♪@Rに見事に殺された @isuilde - 2018-11-18
i bet makorin souharu hiking fic around okutama lake would be fun tho half of it would be them trying to stop haru… https://t.co/6WC18tGlYV
♪イス☀︎♪@Rに見事に殺された @isuilde - 2018-11-18
I went to Okutama Lake and this tree is perfectly MakoRin so have a MakoRin https://t.co/tZt7zTAKQp
Lindsay Nelson-Santos @NewsfromNihon - 2018-11-18
Lovely day in Mitake. @ Mitake. Okutama https://t.co/ndD51lL3d9
Abdul Muhaimin @sezan92 - 2018-11-18
A day well spent at Okutama lake
Abdul Muhaimin @sezan92 - 2018-11-17
Okutama lake, floating bridge. https://t.co/g4tTd0PAjR
Tripjpn(NewJapanMag) @tripjpnmag - 2018-11-17
There is a superb view , a beautiful clear stream camp in Tokyo Okutama‼︎ ➡️ https://t.co/Y4c90tIl2Y https://t.co/07saoNqEG4
Tripjpn(NewJapanMag) @tripjpnmag - 2018-11-16
There is a superb view , a beautiful clear stream camp in Tokyo Okutama‼︎ ➡️ https://t.co/Y4c90tIl2Y https://t.co/07saoNqEG4
長嶺 将希 @ituki1987 - 2018-11-16
#奥多摩 #川 #山 #紅葉 #モノクローム #変造主義 #Mt. Okutama # river # colored leaves # monochrome # forgery principles # art https://t.co/X2U1Qn2ykU
Tripjpn(NewJapanMag) @tripjpnmag - 2018-11-15
There is a superb view , a beautiful clear stream camp in Tokyo Okutama‼︎ ➡️ https://t.co/Y4c90tIl2Y https://t.co/07saoNqEG4
丹波山村役場 @tabayamamura - 2018-11-15
RT @PrivateGuidesTo: Beautiful autumn colors at Okutama Lake. The lake occupies part of the town of Okutama in Nishitama District, Tokyo an…
笙@ピー君 @ssakai0427 - 2018-11-14
@anoskyy Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,Welcome to Okutama round road!
Tripjpn(NewJapanMag) @tripjpnmag - 2018-11-14
There is a superb view , a beautiful clear stream camp in Tokyo Okutama‼︎ ➡️ https://t.co/Y4c90tIl2Y https://t.co/07saoNqEG4
Ryan Kanno @ryankanno - 2018-11-14
Can't believe this is still Tokyo. Took the rents across Lake Okutama, randomly bumped into a monkey fam, and walke… https://t.co/lLph9r2g6X
Tripjpn(NewJapanMag) @tripjpnmag - 2018-11-13
There is a superb view , a beautiful clear stream camp in Tokyo Okutama‼︎ ➡️ https://t.co/Y4c90tIl2Y https://t.co/07saoNqEG4
Francisco Videla @Franciscovidela - 2018-11-13
📷 radstudies: Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883-1957) - Rain At Okutama River https://t.co/iIfpmkApla
Tripjpn(NewJapanMag) @tripjpnmag - 2018-11-12
There is a superb view , a beautiful clear stream camp in Tokyo Okutama‼︎ ➡️ https://t.co/Y4c90tIl2Y https://t.co/07saoNqEG4
Tripjpn(NewJapanMag) @tripjpnmag - 2018-11-11
There is a superb view , a beautiful clear stream camp in Tokyo Okutama‼︎ ➡️ https://t.co/Y4c90tIl2Y https://t.co/07saoNqEG4

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