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Writer:Yuta Sakaguchi

Hi, I’m Yuta. I grew up and live in Yokohama, a port city near Tokyo. I once lived in Kichijoji, located in the western part of Tokyo. I love walking around a street and taking pictures. On my article I introduce attractions mainly of Tokyo with many wonderful pictures. Please enjoy them!

Nippara Limestone Cave: An adventure near Tokyo

November 16, 2015

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I also visited Nippara Limestone Cave during a short trip to Okutama, on November 8, 2014.
Nippara Limestone Cave is one of the largest limestone cave in Kanto region.
You can go there in about 40 minutes from Okutama station by bus and on foot.

The cave was beside a beautiful river in a mountain.

A place right nearby entrance

The temperature inside the cave is kept at around 11 degrees centigrade. It was very cool so if you go there in a warm season you need a jacket.
The cave was a very mysterious and magnificent place.
I could enjoy a bit of adventure.

What is over on that side?

There were relatively open spaces

Suikinkutsu, a device that generates a sound like the koto (Japanese harp) with drops of water

A big hall lit up

Juni Yakushi, a sacred place enshrining images of Yakushi Nyorai (the Healing Buddha)

Enmusubi (matchmaking) Kannon

In some places I needed to bend my body

There was a difference of elevation