Hiraodai Plateau / Hiraodai Countryside Park

Travel Guide - Hiraodai Plateau / Hiraodai Countryside Park


Hiraodai is one of the most well-known karst plateaus in Japan, and offers fascinating views of limestone.
The largest karst plateau in Kyushu stretches from Kokura City to Yukuhashi City, 11 kilometers from north through south, 2 kilometers east through west, and its altitude is around 400 - 600 meters.
Since the white limestones scattered on the green field look like sheep, the plateau is also called "Yogunbaru (sheep meadow)".
There are also a number of calcareous caves here, and the most famous one is Senbutsu calcareous cave, designated as a national natural treasure of Japan.

Opening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00 (March - November)
  • 9:00 - 16:00 (December - February)


  • Tuesdays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)
  • December 29 - January 3

Access / Public Transport

  • 15 minutes taxi ride from JR Ishiharamachi Station

Address / Location

* Please click each address to show the location.
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