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Let’s Explore Center of the Earth!! Mine,Yamaguchi


In this article,I’ll introduce Nature activity in Mine city,Yamaguchi prefecture,Japan.

We went there by bus from East Hagi station.
But there are only 2 lines. 10:15AM and 13:15PM.
You should get on 10:15AM.Because,Akiyoshido is broad.
So you should have enough time.
About 70 minutes bus arrived Akiyoshido.
Bus from Yamaguchi city is more convenient.

The best way is rent a car,I think.

Here is entrance of Aokiyoshido cave.

Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan

Because it was rained heavily last night,I was worried about it is possible to enter.
I called Akiyoshido office to confirm before come here.Nature activity is influenced by weather,it is important to check.It lead to safety.
I could enter,But,It was heavy fog.

If it is sunny,here is photogenic place.

Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan

Kannon Bodhisattva will welcome you!

Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan

If you go into cave,you’ll be amazed broad space underground.
Its length is 8,700m.But traveler can go only about 1,000m.
Very large limestone cave.

Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan

There is a river.
Because of rain,water is a little flood,and foggy.I felt a little danger.And so slippery.

Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan

Here is the most famous place in Akiyoshido.
Here is called “Hyakumaizara”(百枚皿 means One hundred dishes).

Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan

And here is called “DounaiFuji(洞内富士 means Mt.Fuji inside cave)
Japanese people often call Fuji for big,tall,silhouette like Mt.Fuji.
Mt.Fuji is symbol of those large thing.

Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan

In comparison to people size,size of cave is easy to understand.

Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan

This is called “King of cave”.Looks like human.

Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan

Very broad!!

Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan

And here is called “Waterfall climb of jellyfish”.Can you see like that??

Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan

And here is called “Golden pillars”.Here is famous too.

Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan

So mysterious!This is adventure!

Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshido cave,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan

At the end of cave,you can go out by elevator.There is Akiyoshidai.
Here is characteristic Karst terrain.You can see very rare view.
Here is almost all the time described Japanese Geometry textbook.

Aokiyoshidai,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshidai,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshidai,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshidai,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshidai,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan
Aokiyoshidai,Mine,Yamaguchi,Japan

Information
Open: 8:30~16:30(Every day but influenced by weather)
Admission fee
Adult,Hig school sudent:1,200yen
Junior highschool student:950yen
Primary school student:600yen
Akiyoshido (English)

At the end of article,I’ll write about shooting information.
Inside Akiyoshido cave,to use tripod is prohibit.So you have to take photos camera in hand.
And there is so dark,you have to make exposure time with no tripod.
I recommend to use handrail.I think,it’s only way.But to take good photos by this way is so difficult.
I tried this way.

And about Akiyoshidai.
The rocks are far away.So I recommend to use telephoto lens.
I used 55-200mm.

How was the Yamaguchi prefecture??
I’m glad if you feel goodness of Yamaguchi prfecture.
Yamaguchi prefecture has variety of goodness! Enjoy Yamaguchi!

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