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Explore a huge cave entrance in Niimi, Okayama!

Explore a huge cave entrance in Niimi, Okayama!

In the middle of a forest, a huge cave opening suddenly appears. POLEPOLE can guide you into the huge limestone cave where pools of crystal clear water and stalactites. This tour is highly recommended for nature lovers, people who like exploring, people looking for unique adventures, and people looking for great photogenic locations.

The huge cave entrance.
(Source: Activity Japan reservation page: https://en.activityjapan.com/publish/plan/48080

This tour is a great activity for solo travelers, families, or small groups (up to 8 people).

Inside the cave. (Source: Activity Japan reservation page: https://en.activityjapan.com/publish/plan/48080)

A crystal clear pool inside the cave.
(Source: Activity Japan reservation page: https://en.activityjapan.com/publish/plan/48080)

Meeting place: Meet your guide at Momiji Park Hanami Square (a 15-minute drive from Hokubo Interchange). At the park, join the tour car and transfer to the caving location with your guide.

Time: Allow 2~3 hours for the tour (120 minutes for actual cave exploration; 60 minutes for transport time, preparation, etc)

Cost: 12,000 yen for adults / 10,000 yen for children

Minimum number in tour: 1 person

Maximum number in tour: 8 people

How to apply: Reservation is by request; please see the reservation page: https://en.activityjapan.com/publish/plan/48080

Other info: A helmet, headlamp, coveralls, inner fleece, gloves, leg guards, shoes, socks, and a towel will be provided for you. You can bring your own socks and towel if you don’t want to use the ones provided. Participants between the ages of 10 ~ 65 are welcome to join the caving exploration tour.

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2) https://www.instagram.com/polepole_okayama?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&igsh=ZDNlZDc0MzIxNw==



I'm from the U.S.A., but I've lived longer in Okayama. I'm a sake sommelier, certified by the Sake Sommelier Association in London. I love traveling in Japan, beautifully presented food and desserts, great art, taking photos, hiking and walking, visiting gardens, and spending time with family and friends.