Furen Stalactite Cave 風連鍾乳洞
The Dragon's Palace is full of stalagmites and stalactites, pleasantly cool in summer and warm in winter
Some 20 kilometers from Saeki City, the massive Furen Stalactite Cave is famous for its limestone walls, stalagmites and stalactites, and has been called one of the most beautiful caves in Japan.
- The largest limestone formation, which is 10 meters high and 16 meters wide
- The sight of hundreds of towering stalagmites and stalactites
How to Get There
The caves are a 50-minute drive from Oita Station, which is served by the Kyudai, Hohi and Nippo Main Lines, offering access to much of Kyushu .
A place of folk tales
Local people call the deepest part of this cave Ryugujo or Dragon Palace, the undersea palace of Japanese folk tales. At 500 meters long and 15 hectares in area, with only one opening, the cavern is well preserved, offering great examples of classic formations.
The cave is cool in summer and warm in winter.
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