Menfudo-Shonyudo Limestone Cave

Travel Guide - Menfudo-Shonyudo Limestone Cave


There are many limestone caves in the karst topography area in Dorogawa, and Menfudo-Shonyudo Limestone Cave is the only cave which opens for tourists.
It is 280 meters long and the temperature inside stays around 8 degrees Celsius all year round.
Visitors can see the beautiful icicle-like stalactites and jutting stalagmites in the cave.
There is also a stone Buddhist image placed in the deepest point.

Opening Hours

  • 8:30 - 17:00
  • 7:00 - 19:00 (in summer)


  • December - March

Access / Public Transport

  • 75 minutes from Shimoichiguchi Station on the Kintetsu Yoshino Line by the bus bound for Dorogawa-Onsen. Get off at Dorogawa-onsen Bus stop, then walk 12 minutes.

Address / Location

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