Hi everyone, it’s Taz again.
We decided to go to Akiyoshido Cave in Mine during the Obon break. It was a lovely, sunny day – there were 3 of us and we drove there. We managed to find parking with ease as there were a lot of small parking lots with prices stated in big writing.
We went to the ticket office for the cave, looking at the restaurants and gift shops as we passed. At the ticket office, we asked about the discount for foreigners, but we had forgotten to take our passports! I had a picture of my passport on my phone, so luckily I received a discount!
As soon as we stepped out of the ticket office the beautiful sights hit us. We began taking pictures straight away, of course!
The walk up to the cave was amazing, with a beautiful preview of what was waiting for us inside.
Once we stepped inside, it took a short while for our eyes to adjust to the darkness – such a change from the bright and sunny day outside.
We were amazed by the breathtaking sights of the cave – as we walked uphill and downhill inside the caves we were in awe of the sights.
Some parts of the cave had been named – here are some of the ones we found funny…
We came out at the other end of the cave, but didn’t know where we were or how to get back to the car! We decided to walk back through the cave to get back to the start…
I would love to go back to the cave with some of the new teachers, and this time maybe explore some of the surrounding areas as well.
Keep an eye out to hear more about my adventures in Japan!