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Kyushu Travel Guide

Senbutsu Limestone Cave


The largest limestone caves in Hiraodai Karst Plateau

extending about 900 m while meandering toward the northeast.


Senbutsu Literally means 1,000 Buddha Cave and  the shape of the cave is narrow.

The narrow ceiling ravine with a maximum width of 10 m and a maximum ceiling

height of 15 m.


Approximately 30 large and small stalactites hang down at the entrance, giving a spectacular scenery.

Abundant groundwater still continues to erode in the cave.



General information

Address 3-2-1 Kokura-minakiku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

45 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Usa

100 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

100 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

Open hours

9:00 to 17:00  Week day

9:00 to 18:00  Saturday, Sunday and National holidays   

Admission fee JPY 800
Days closed No closing days


 - Kitakyushu-city tourist attractions, Blog, Japan Study Tours to Kyushu