A True Power Spot!
The cave, said to have been created over thousands of years, has been slowly eroded by the spring water of the Kirishima Sankei system. At its largest it is 13.8 meters wide, 8.6 meters high, and the total length was calculated in 1956 by a Kansai University expedition team as up to 224 meters. Groundwater continues to flow out of the cave and, according to local legend, if you put a dog in the cave, you will miraculously reach the peak of Takachiho.
The cave has been designated as a Kagoshima Prefecture Natural Monument since 1955. It has been recognized as one of Japan’s one hundred famous caves as well as one of 100 ‘Power spots’ nationwide.