Ryugado Cave

"To the Depths of the Heart," inside a Limestone Cave
40 minutes by car north of Kochi City, is Kami City home to one of Japan’s three largest limestone caves forged over 175 million years. The entirety of the cave is approximately 4 km long, 1 km of which is open to the general public. Other more technical routes require reservations, safety gear, and a guide.
This otherworldly cave twists and turns through the rock revealing extraordinary stalactites and stalagmites of all sizes. In 2019 coloured lighting, projection mapping, and music was installed throughout the main tunnel with the theme "To the Depths of the Heart" adding an additional dimension of wonder to this majestic geological formation.
Discover the 11 meter tall waterfall cast in blue light and the original music that was composed to compliment the drops of water splattering delicately on the limestone.
The shopping street that leads up to the entrance of the cave is stocked with local fares, handmade crafts and stylish cafes. This town has been welcoming local and international tourists since 1931 when the cave first opened to the public.
Address 高知県香美市土佐山田町逆川1424 (1424, Sakakawa, Tosayamada cho, Kami City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 0887-53-2144
Ryuga Cave Preservation Association
Open8:30-17:00 (March-November)
8:30-16:30 (December-February)
ClosedOpen year round
Price●Sightseeing Course (Private)
・Age 15 and over : 1,200 yen
・Between age 12 and 14 : 700 yen
・Age 11 and under : 550 yen

●Adventure Course
・Sightseeing Course fee + 1,000 yen
・Rental overalls/boots : 1,000 yen

●Museum/Rare Birds Center : Free

*Price includes taxes
Directions●About 25 min drive from Nankoku IC on Kochi Expressway
●Short walk from Ryugado bus stop (Tosaden Kotsu Bus)
Website Website
Map Code73 389 022*55

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