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Hida Great Limestone Cave & Ohashi Collection Kan Museum

The average temperature throughout the year is about 12 degrees Celsius! This tourist cave is a great place to escape the heat in the middle of summer.

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Natural Scenery

Located between Hida Takayama and Okuhida Onsen Village, it is one of the most famous limestone caves in Japan, with a total length of about 800 meters. Amongst the sightseeing limestones, it is also known for being located at the highest altitude in Japan. Inside the cave, which was created naturally over a period of time from coral reefs 250 million years ago, you can see intricate white stalactites. One of the features of the cave is that it has the largest number of rare stalactites called "helictites" among all the limestone caves in Japan.

The cave is lit up and you can dive into the dreamy world. On March 1, 2017, the cave was selected as a "sacred place for lovers”. You can decorate the cave with "vow keys" and “wooden plaques” on which lovers write their prayers or wishes.

You can also visit the cave nearby called "Ryomen Sukuna Cave" where the character "Ryomen Sukuna" from the popular manga "Jujutsu Kaisen" is said to have lived.

Wine, sake, and shochu, which are stored at low temperatures in the cave environment, are also popular as souvenirs. The "Ohashi Collection Hall", which is also located in the cave, displays about 1,000 pieces of art and ornaments from around the world collected by the late Toyoshi Ohashi, the discoverer of the Hida Great Cave.

Highlights

  • It is located at an altitude of 900 meters, the highest altitude in Japan for a sightseeing limestone cave.
  • The average temperature throughout the year is about 12 degrees Celsius, which is cooler in summer and warmer in winter than outside.
  • From early January to early March, you can see the "Ice Canyon" that takes advantage of the severe winter.
  • In the Ohashi Collection Kan Museum, about 1,000 pieces of art and ornaments from around the world are on display.
  • At the Cave Cold Storage, you can purchase mellow sake stored for long-term at low temperatures.

Photos

  • The mysterious pale stalactites of "Night View of Ryugu”

    The mysterious pale stalactites of "Night View of Ryugu”

  • The mysterious pale stalactites of "Night View of Ryugu”

    The mysterious pale stalactites of "Night View of Ryugu”

  • The mysterious pale stalactites of "Night View of Ryugu”

    The mysterious pale stalactites of "Night View of Ryugu”

  • Ruins of Rome

    Ruins of Rome

  • Helictite is very rare in the academic world.

    Helictite is very rare in the academic world.

  • It has also been certified as a sacred place for lovers.

    It has also been certified as a sacred place for lovers.

Reviews

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  • 孫佳玲

    走在鐘乳洞時 恆溫12°C 非常壯觀天然景象 目不暇給 還有紅酒可以買,很特別

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Details

Name in Japanese
飛騨大鍾乳洞&大橋コレクション館
Postal Code
506-2256
Address
1147 Nyukawacho Hiyomo, Takayama City, Gifu
Tel
0577-79-2211
Admission
Adults (High school student and older): 1,100 yen, Children (Primary school and Junior high school students): 550 yen
Regular Holidays
None
Business hours
April-October 8:00am-5:00pm (closing at 5:30pm),
November-March 9:00am-4:00pm (closing at 4:30pm)
Access
30 minutes by bus from JR Takayama Station
Official Website
Official Website (English)