Ryugado Cave

Ryugado Cave, Kami: Hours, Address, Ryugado Cave Reviews: 4/5

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

4.0
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13juliebean
14 contributions
A Perfect Hot Day Activity
Aug 2018 • Friends
Visited here in the humid heat in the middle of summer. What a relief! The caves were nice and cool and absolutely beautiful. You can take your time wandering through. The price is a little steep at 1,100 yen but it ended up being really nice. We visited a cafe nearby and spent a few hours there.
Written May 29, 2019
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Louise W
4 contributions
Beautiful Caves, Beautiful people of Kochi
May 2019 • Friends
The caves were amazingly beautiful. I loved the work out. Lots of stairs, inclines, and windy areas, made it very interesting. I bought some items in the gift store and left my phone there. Our bus took off and I thought I had lost the phone forever. Our wonderful guide, Mii, called the store. They were able to find it and said they would deliver the phone to my ship. I received the phone and the Kochi people at the ship were incredibly nice. The lady driver refused money from me. Wow!! Thanks to this lady, the Kochi helpers at the ship, and our wonderful guide, Mii!!!
Written May 29, 2019
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CruisersRus
Mount Albert812 contributions
A safe, fun and well planned adventure
Apr 2019 • Friends
This was a fun adventure and for fellow ‘cave enthusiasts', a must do adventure. We were very impressed with the care and effort that went into installing safe walkways and lighting throughout the caves. The cave is actually about 4 km long but the portion allowing direct public access is only approx. 1 km. To enter the cave you have to ascend a rather steep hill. To do this you can climb the wide stone stairway to the top or take the installed escalator! The cave took 175 million years to fully form but you can get a good overview in less than 30 minutes. It is fairly easy to navigate but you will find some spots a little narrow and some areas where you will need to bend low to avoid hitting your head. Be sure to check out the mini zoo at the end to see the Japanese roosters and peacocks.
Written April 29, 2019
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7ContinentsExplored
Eden Prairie, MN657 contributions
Enjoyed Ryugado Cave
Oct 2018 • Friends
If you don’t do steps well this is probably a cave you will want to skip. Set in the mountainside, the entrance to the cave gives no indication of the beauty that awaits you. From the moment you step inside you are doing steps into the heart of the cave, I would suggest wearing good footwear as the paths are wet and slippery. Unlike American caves there has been no blasting done to make the cave more accessible, you have to get down low to get through some of the areas and watch your head as you move wrong and you will knock your noggin. The cave was beautiful with many stalactites and stalagmites and well worth the visit.
Written November 13, 2018
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gilbertc657
Las Vegas, NV367 contributions
Some nice things to see, but like most caves.
Oct 2018 • Couples
Ryugado caves was interesting. Some different things to see. Like most caves lot of narrow passages and low entrances. Can get a little slippery. Worth the trip.
Written October 8, 2018
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Jeff P
Prescott, AZ339 contributions
Expected More
Oct 2018 • Friends
We visited this on a cruise excursion. If you aspire to be a spelunker cave explorer adding to your life list, this is definitely for you. If you are a casual tourist interested in great sight seeing, and you’ve visited Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico or Luray Caverns in Virginia; this not comparable. There are no expansive cave rooms and most of the visit is up and down cramped stairs in very narrow passageways with many sections requiring you bend way over just to avoid hitting your head. The signs are mostly in Japanese with phonetic translations. Knowing how to speak the terms defies knowing the meanings. What would be nice would be some audio devices with recordings in languages common with many visiting tourists. That would make the visit much more meaningful.
Written October 4, 2018
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global3adventure
Quito, Ecuador535 contributions
Nature's creative and impressive ancient work.
Apr 2018 • Couples
Ryugado caves, on the slopes of Mount Sampo, represent nature's creative work in carving limestone over 175 million years. A national heritage site which allows you to experience stalactites and stalagmites in a wide variety of interesting shapes.

Descending over 800 steps into the earthen cavern, the caves run for over 4.5 km. Only 1 km is open to the public. Ancient civilization inhabited these caverns. Currently home to bats, shrimp, and crabs inside the caves is steep, narrow, low and slippery from dripping water. A light rain jacket or rain poncho is recommended. Not for the faint-of-heart agility and dexterity are required. While the features areas are well lit, some passageways are dark. The features are named after figures in Japanese culture so often will escape foreigners understanding.

The adventure experience takes about 90 minutes and is well worth a visit !
Written September 2, 2018
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TheRelfster
Manchester, UK1,392 contributions
Not much to see - the best bit is the low ceilings/narrow walkways
Dec 2017 • Couples
It was a very wet afternoon so it was good to be sheltered in the caves. There’s a covered escalator to the entrance and a covered walkway back down so even in inclement weather you don’t get wet. The caves are very narrow and low in places which was the most entertaining bit for me as there isn’t much to look at. There are lots of steps to climb once inside so come prepared. We’d booked this tour as it was included in our cruise and I wouldn’t rush back as it wasn’t particularly interesting. i was looking forward to seeing the rare chickens so popped into the building on the way down but I wish I hadn't - I was distressed to see the tiny cages and boxes they are kept in, some don't look as though they can move. Maybe they're taken out for exercise but it didn't look that way.
Written January 6, 2018
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rockyyeung
HK8 contributions
Incredible!
Nov 2017 • Solo
Very close view to the amazing pieces of rocks. My head got banged many times as the pathway was very narrow and short in height.
There's also an exhibition of cocks found in Japan near the exit (though a bit uncomfortable to see them living in very small cages)

The only pitfall was the transportation. Bus service was limited, departure every 2-3 hours.
Written November 13, 2017
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Hugo Chan
Hong Kong, China461 contributions
Cave walking
Jul 2017 • Solo
I loved cave and visited several before. They were all different if you watched them closely.

Ryugado Cave was a good cave to visit. The inside was narrow. You might need to crawl a bit but you could see the limestones in close distance. They were all magnificent.
Written July 24, 2017
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