Kagekiyodo Cave
Kagekiyodo Cave
Kagekiyodo Cave Kagekiyodo Cave

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Kagekiyodo is said to be the cave where Taira Kagekiyo, a warlord of the Taira clan who was defeated in the battle of Dan-no-ura, lived in hiding, and the name "Kagekiyodo" is said to be derived from Taira Kagekiyo. Fossils of fusulina, coral, and seaweed can be seen on the ceiling and walls. There is also a shrine called Ikime Hachiman, which is rare to find in a limestone cave. It is said that Taira no Kagekiyo enshrined Ikime Hachiman in gratitude for the healing of his injured eye after washing it with clean water, and it is still believed to be effective against eye diseases.

  • Address

    3108 Mitochoaka, Mine City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

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  • Entry fee

    Entrance fee: High school students and above 1,100 yen, junior high school students 1,100 yen, elementary school students 600 yen

  • Opening Hours

    8:30 - 17:15 * Reception until 16:30

  • Closed

    Open all year round

  • Website

    https://en.karusuto.com/spot/kagekiyodo/

  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    -

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    From Higashi-Hagi Station, take the Bocho Bus bound for Akiyoshido and get off at Taisho-do. About 20 minutes on foot from the bus stop

    5 minutes by car from "Edo IC" on Ogori Hagi Road via Chugoku Expressway "Mine-higashi JCT"

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