Ryuga-do Cave

Travel Guide - Ryuga-do Cave


Ryuga-do is a limestone grotto, meandering inland for 4 kilometers (1 kilometer is open to the public).
It took 175 million years to become what Ryuga-do is now, and the limestone formations make for fine geological specimens.
A number of dishes, presumably used by the prehistoric residents, have also been unearthed in the cave.
The cave is protected as a natural monument as well as a historic site.

Opening Hours

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


  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 20 minutes from JR Tosa-Yamada Station by the bus bound for Ryuga-do. Get off at Ryuga-do Bus stop.

Address / Location

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Omoroi JAPAN @OmoroiJAPAN - 2016-03-24
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