Three different limestone caves are located a few kilometers outside of Gujo's town center. Otaki Cave (ߓ, Ōtaki Shōnyūdō) is the most popular among them, and during the summer holidays, the site bustles with souvenir shops and restaurants serving nagashi somen noodles.

The Otaki Cave ("large waterfall cave") was named for its 30 meter tall waterfall, the tallest underground waterfall in Japan. A small cable car takes passengers up to the cave entrance where they are left to complete the walking course on their own. The course takes about 30 minutes and is well marked, though the steep, narrow staircases may be a little challenging to navigate for some.

Getting there and around

Otaki Cave is not accessible by public transportation. By car or taxi, it takes about 20 minutes to reach the cave from central Gujo.

How to get to and around Gujo Hachiman

Hours and Fees

Otaki Shonyudo