Feb 26, 2016

A Cave Trek in Japan

A Cave Trek in Japan photo
With about a month left before I vacate my apartment and 2 days later, leave Japan, all the unique experiences are coming back to me, hence the little burst of posts lately.

Today, for some reason, my cave trek came to mind.  In Niimi, which is a small city in Okayama-ken, there is a massive cave called Ikura Do - 井倉 .  It's the first time I've ever been inside a cave, and it was absolutely mind-blowing!

It's 1,200m long and 240m high, and it was created from limestone erosion.  Inside, the temperature is 15°C, so it's a great way to cool off in summer. I completely forgot about the expensive ¥1,000 admission during my first few steps.

The cave is a short walk from Ikura Station; just follow the signs. :D

For photos and more details, check out the post I wrote a while back about it for my blog's Photo Friday http://www.trekkingwithbecky.com/my-first-cave-trek/

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I'm half-Japanese originally from Canada, and I've been living in Japan since Sept. 2010.

I keep a blog about living in Japan and travel - Trekking with Becky - www.trekkingwithbecky.com