Ryusendo – One of Three Greatest Limestone Caves in Japan

I went to Ryusendo in Iwaizumi in Iwate Prefecture.

It’s one of three greaetst limestone caves in Japan and famous for a subterranean lake which is the deepest in Japan and whose transparency is among the highest in the world.
The lake filled with water in “dragon blue” color in a mystical atmosphere seems to purify visitors’ mind.

There are many atalactites in unique shape such as Jizo (guradian deity of travelers and children). It is a great wonder how nature forms such beautiful formations.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t take a good photo of the lake. You should visit and admire the real beauty by yourself.


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