Maki-do Cave is about 450 m long limestone cavern with an underground lake covering the back of the cave. Designated as a Natural Monument of Okayama Prefecture, the cavern could be called a cave museum with its brightly colored and beautifully illuminated variegated terrain that includes stalactites as well as an underground lake. In addition, the cavern maintains a comfortable temperature around 15°C year round. Like the Trevi Fountain in Italy, visitors throw coins in the “Sensui” (garden pond) in hopes their wishes will come true.
- 2276-2, Toyonagaakouma, Niimi City, Okayama Prefecture
- 40 min by bus from JR Ikura Sta. to “Maki-do Cave”
- Business Hours
- 8:30am – 5:00pm (last admission 4:30pm)
- No closing days
- General admission 1,000 yen (high school and older); students (junior high) 800 yen; elementary and younger 500 yen
- Website (VR)