Kagekiyodo

Kagekiyodo Cave is a limestone cavern in which Heike Warlord Taira-no-Kagekiyo, who lost at the Battle of Dannoura, is said to have hidden about 800 years ago.
The cave's growth stopped during the middle stage; thus, it features semicylindrical portions and many areas in which the ceiling is relatively low.
Inside the cave there are features named after Kagekiyo and many coral fossils, and the ceilings and walls are amazingly beautiful, as if decorated with works of art.
The total length of the cave is about 1.5 km. Starting from the entrance, the first 700 meters is "barrier-free," a flat sightseeing route that enables wheelchair access. There is also a hands-on route (about 400 meters, which takes about one hour) which enables participants to further search for fossils and creatures that live in the dark.
With just a helmet and cap lamp to depend on, participants can explore the cave in its natural state in search of natural artistic sculptures and the numerous fossils and creatures that live in the dark.
No reservation is necessary. Individuals, small groups, and even larger groups can gain first-hand exploration experience. Also, helmets, boots, and lamps needed for exploring are on hand for rental. (Guides are available for larger groups if desired.) Kagekiyodo Toron Spa is nearby as well.

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Location 3108 Aka, Mito-cho, Mine
Normal open hours 8:30~17:15(Reception desk open until 16:30)
Closed Open 365 days/year
Transportation access Bus from JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station: 60 min.
Car from Mine IC: 25 min.
Point of contact TEL:08396-2-2201

●Kagekiyodo and Taishodo admission fee

◆Regular admission

Classification Adult High School Jr. High Elementary
Per person Tour one cave ¥1,000 ¥1,000 ¥1,000 ¥560
Tour both caves ¥1,500 ¥1,500 ¥1,500 ¥840

◆Group admission

Classification Adult High School Jr. High Elementary
20-99
people
Tour one cave ¥860 ¥690 ¥600 ¥350
Tour both caves ¥1,290 ¥1,035 ¥900 ¥525
100 or more
people
Tour one cave ¥810 ¥640 ¥550 ¥330
Tour both caves ¥1,215 ¥960 ¥825 ¥495

◆Joint admission ticket for Safari Land

Classification Adult High School Jr. High Elementary
Per person
(regular price)
Safari

Either cave
¥2,800
(¥3,400)
¥2,800
(¥3,400)
¥2,800
(¥3,400)
¥1,400
(¥1,760)

◆"Cave Exploration" special admission(Kagekiyodo)
¥300/person Includes usage fee for helmet and boots.