Information

Abukuma Cave

Address

1 Higashi-kamayama, Sugaya, Takine-machi, Tamura City, Fukushima Prefecture
Get driving directions [Google Map]

Contact

Abukama Cave Administration Office
Tel: 0247-78-2125
Fax: 0247-78-2127

Hours

Apr. 1 – Jun. 20
8:30am – 5:00pm
Jun. 21 – Sep. 30
8:30am – 5:30pm
Oct. 1 – Nov. 20
8:30am – 5:00pm
Nov. 21 – Mar. 13
8:30am – 4:30pm
Mar. 14 – Mar. 31
8:30am – 5:00pm

Entrance fee (cash only)

Adults (16 and over)
1,200 yen
Children (13 – 15)
800 yen
Children (7 – 12)
600 yen
Discovery Course
Additional 200 yen fee

*The Discovery Course is not a stand-alone course.

Group rates

Special group rates apply to groups of 15 or more people.


Adults (19 and over)

The Discovery Course requires an additional 200 yen.

15 – 99 people

1,000 yen

100 – 299 people

900 yen

300 people or more

850 yen


Children (7 – 18)

Admission is free for medical assistants (nurses, caregivers).
The Discovery Course requires an additional 200 yen.

15 – 99 people

Children (16 – 18)
650 yen
Children (13 – 15)
600 yen
Children (7 – 12)
500 yen

100 – 199 people

Children (16 – 18)
600 yen
Children (13 – 15)
550 yen
Children (7 – 12)
450 yen

200 people or more

Children (16 – 18)
550 yen
Children (13 – 15)
500 yen
Children (7 – 12)
400 yen

Cave guide

A work of natural art woven by single drops of water

Abukuma is a naturally formed beauty created over the course of 80 million years.
Inside the 600m long cave you’ll find huge stalactites hanging from the ceiling and stalagmites made form bamboo shoot-like deposits on the cave floor. It’s a world with an infinite variety of mysteries.
There are names for all the beautiful formations carved by the effects of erosion that the dripping groundwater bring, and these formations captivate visitors.

The cave is divided into three levels. In Takine Goten, the largest of the halls, visitors can appreciate the Crystal Curtain, Boxwork, cave shield, cave coral, and other invaluable stalactites only found here, up close.
There are other natural mysteries that continue to impress visitors as well, such as Ryugu den, Tsuki no Sekai, Juhyo, Christmas Tree, and petrified wood.

Cave life

The average temperature inside the cave is around 15°C all year-round.
Millipedes, pseudoscorpions, springtails, and camelback crickets can be found in the cave.
There are also bats, which survive by sleeping in the cave during the day and coming out at night to eat insects.
Abukuma is home to greater horseshoe bats, Japanese lesser horseshoe bats, and tube nosed bats.


Courses

The Standard Course is 600m (taking about 40 minutes)
The Discovery Course is 120m (taking about 10 minutes)
*The Discovery Course is not a stand-alone course.