Akkado Cave 安家洞

Akkado Cave is Japan's longest cave, located in Iwaizumi,Iwate Prefecture.
It is more than 24 kilometers in length.
Akkado cave is not open to the public about 700 meters from the entrance, it is really wonderful in the cave.

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Pay 1000 yen per person, and you can borrow a hardhat and a winter jacket before you enter the cave.
Even in summer, it is so cold like winter in the cave.

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There are the abundant florescent lights in the cave.

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I feel like an Explorer.. 探険家になった気分。。

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The Sanctuary 「神殿」

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The cave has Bats, though I didn't see them.

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Head of a great one-horned Rhinoceros 一角サイ

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Jaws of a Crocodile ワニの口

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Average temperature in the cave: 8°Celsius

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Dead End 行き止まり

It takes about 30 minutes ~ 1 hour to see around in Akkado Cave.

Akkado Cave is open to the public only from the middle of April to the middle of November.
安家洞の一般公開 :4月中旬〜11月中旬

Access to Akkado Cave 安家洞へのアクセス
Getting to Akkado Cave can be difficult due to a lack of public transportation, only a few buses from Iwaizumi station in a day(except Saturday, Sunday and National Holiday).
It is easier to take a taxi or drive a car to get there.
I went there by car.

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