VIDEO: Speakin' Japanese: What a mysterious look!

VIDEO: Speakin' Japanese: What a mysterious look!

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

Akiyoshido is Japan’s largest and longest limestone cave at 100 meters wide and 11 kilometers long. From MCAS Iwakuni, it is only a two-hour drive away.

Visitors can access a one-kilometer portion of the cave via an elevator near the Akiyoshidai Observation Tower in the Akiyoshidai Quasi National Park. One-hundred meters below the park, the huge limestone cave keeps a temperature of 17 degrees Celsius making it a nice escape from the summer heat. The cave has many otherworldly formations, terraces of limestone pools and underground waterfalls.

The mysterious look of this limestone wonderland makes us feel as if we were exploring outer space. 

Today's Japanese phrase: 
“Shinpitekina nagame desu!” 神秘的な眺めです! = What a mysterious look! ("shinpitekina" 神秘的な = mysterious, "nagame" 眺め = look, ".. desu" ・・です = It is...)

Although scorching heat continues, let's explore Japan to find such a unique landscape in this active, beautiful summer!

Check out the video and story about Akiyoshido limestone cave and Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau here.

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