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.
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.