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Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Recommend to visit in Spring or Fall

A wonderful view of a large karst plateau, but because it's a plateau, if you're not so interested... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2016
Karst Landscapes Are Cool

Interesting place to hike around. I probably wasn't supposed to, but I took my bicycle out and... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2016
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Akiyoshidai, Shuhocho Akiyoshi, Mine 754-0511, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Mildly interesting landscape and information centre but not a place to put any effort into visiting. Coffee available but average quality.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tes108
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited the Akiyoshi Limestone Cave, we knew there was a beautiful Plateau right on top of the cave. And our final goal was to come here. Inside the cave- take Right path at the split junction, take lift up & once outside, turn...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Travelove58
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Great spot to look into the Karst. Easy access with toilets, restaurant and souvenir shop nearby. Worth dropping by if you are passing through or easy to access after visiting the cave

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sensei2010
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Just a short walk from one of the entrances of the Akiyoshi Limestone Cave, on a clear day the scenery seems endless. Great for a stroll and an educational opportunity to learn about geology.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Marie H
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Took the lift to visit here while visiting cave. Huge area. There is a viewing gallery for a better view. Glad I visited.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank KLPow
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Connected to akiyoahidai by an elevator which is actually located in the cave. Entrance fee is included together with Akiyoahidai ticket. Beautiful autumn view.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank TuangWX
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Burn down an entire forest, Kill all wildlife (birds frogs deer monkeys rodents), call it a beautiful park, sell it as a tour bus stop to see limestone rocks. This is scorched earth. Go figure. Never in a million years would I ever expect to...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

A wonderful view of a large karst plateau, but because it's a plateau, if you're not so interested in topography, just passing through there by car may satisfy you. It seems hard to find a nice shade of a tree, I recommend to go there...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Experience804232
Reviewed July 29, 2016

If you're done with the cave and need something else to do, have a walk around the area and check out the karst formations. It was nice but I've seen more spectacular views elsewhere in Japan. I do think I saw a bear in the...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank RockMeAsmodeus
Reviewed March 28, 2016

Interesting place to hike around. I probably wasn't supposed to, but I took my bicycle out and nobody stopped me. Granted, I didn't see any signs saying I couldn't do that either.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank whatsthishowdoieven
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