Akiyoshi-dai Plateau

Travel Guide - Akiyoshi-dai Plateau


Akiyoshi-dai is the largest limestone plateau in Japan known for its karst topography.
4,502 hectares of the plateau is designated as a national park, and 1,384 hectares of it is designated as a special national treasure.
White lime rocks are scattered in the vast grassland and you can enjoy the beautiful karst landscape.

Opening Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 43 minutes from JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station by the bus bound for Akiyoshi-do. Get off at the last stop, then transfer to the bus bound for Akiyoshi-dai and get off at Akiyoshi-dai Bus stop (15 minutes bus ride).

Address / Location

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Akiyoshi-do Cave
Akiyoshi-do is one of the largest stalactite caves of its kind in the Orient, developed 100 meters underground the Akiyoshi-dai Plateau. The  ...  more »
Lake Okutama-ko
Lake Okutama-ko, the symbol of the Okutama area, is an artificial lake created with the construction of the Ogouchi Dam which blocks the Tama ...  more »
Banjo-no-taki Waterfall
Banjo-no-taki Waterfall that is 20 meters high and 6 meters wide is located up the Jizodo-gawa River, a tributary of the Kanto-gawa River. In ...  more »
Daigo-sakura is a giant Sakura tree stands on a hill between Ochiai town and Katsuyama town. The tree is said to be over a thousand years old ...  more »
Futami Okitama-jinja Shrine / Meoto-iwa (Wedded-Rocks)
The pair of rocks fastened together by ropes works as Torii gate to adore Futami Okitama-jinja Shrine's "Okitama-Shinseki" god stone sunk in  ...  more »
Tategasaki is a cape composed of a huge wall of rock, 70 meters in height and 600 meters in circumference. The rock jutting into the entrance ...  more »
Amo-toge Pass (Amo Natural Park)
Amo Natural Park is a large natural park located between Hida City and Shirakawa-go. A virgin forest of beech trees and a swamp with white ar ...  more »


DK @_dasha549_ - 2019-05-18
after exploring Akiyoshi Cave and hiking the Plateau local speciality ice-cream with tangerine and japanese pear… https://t.co/uoZBlawjAf
All About Japan @AllAbout_Japan - 2019-02-28
This unique #fire #festival in #Yamaguchi Prefecture is a great opportunity to explore the rugged, rolling… https://t.co/9cg5PAzAsM
Matthew Newton @mathnew - 2016-03-25
And the Akiyoshi-dai Plateau is pretty impressive too. https://t.co/fTfDch784E