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Japan's Cappadocia: The Hundred Caves of Yoshimi


The biggest excavation in Japan happened about 1,400 years ago, creating a group of kofun (ancient burial mound) caves.
Since it contains so many holes, it resembles one of Turkey's World Heritage sites, Cappadocia.
Therefore it is called Japan's Cappadocia, and has become a famous sight-seeing area in Yoshimi.
Visitors can see The Hundred Caves of Yoshimi while wearing the same garments worn by the ancient people who built the caves.
There are also remains of an underground war plant (cave) that was built during World War II.
Visitors are able to explore these caves as well. 






Admission Fee Adults ¥300, Primary school students: ¥200
Groups of 20 or more adults: ¥200, Students: ¥150, Elementary school students: ¥100
Opening 8:30-17:00
Admisssion until 16:30
Closed Open year round
Address 324 Kita-Yoshimi,Yoshimi-machi
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Public Transport

・From Higashi-Matsuyama Station on the Tobu Tojo Line, take the Kawagoe Kanko Bus bound for "Konosu Menkyo Center", then 7 minutes on foot from "Hyakuana Iriguchi"
・30 minutes on foot from Higashi-Matsuyama Station on the Tobu Tojo Line


10 minutes from Higashi-Matsuyama on the Kan-Etsu Expressway

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