Yobukocho, Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, famous for its squid. But it’s not just gourmet. How about cruising into a mysterious cave after eating fresh squid Ike-zukuri (slices of fresh raw fish arranged with the head and tail to look lifelike). A little thrilling journey is awaited by the Squid Pleasure Boat to “Nanatsugama” (seven pots), where seven caves float in the azure waters.
Nanatsugama is a scenic spot with seven caves that are eroded by the rough waves of the Genkai Nada Sea. It is also designated as a natural monument of the country, and the powerful beauty created by that nature is a sight to behold.
Rocks shaped like a mysterious sculpture are those that were created by the basalt exposed to the rough waves of the Genkai Nada Sea. You will be overwhelmed by the spectacular scenes created by nature.
Not only the characteristic rocks and caves, but also the deep blue beautiful sea is the attraction of the “Nanatsugama”. You should be able to look at the wonderful scenery like a resort area.
Sometimes you can see a dynamic scene where the waves hit the rocks hard. It is a spot that shows various expressions with different impressions.
If you wish to explore “Nanatsugama”, it is recommended that you take a pleasure boat and enjoy the cave exploration. The largest hole in “Nanatsugama” is 110 meters deep and 3 meters near the entrance, so you can go inside the cave with a tour boat and take a tour.
You can enjoy the “Nanakatsuma” cave exploration by aboard the “IKAMARU” Marinepal Yobuko, which departs from Yobuko Port. The journey takes 40 minutes and departs every hour between 9:30 and 16:30.
You will arrive in the cave of “Nanatsugama” in about 20 minutes. The cave with a big open mouth is powerful. The ship goes straight into the cave.
A mysterious scene in which pillared basalt is connected. It is a surprise that this was made with the power of nature. You’ll feel like you’re an adventurer, and you can enjoy cave exploration.
There is another way to enjoy “Nanatsugama”. Above the “Nanatsugama” is the “Genkai National Park”, which has a promenade and observation deck, so you can enjoy walking and photography.
The mysterious appearance
“Nanatsugama” in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture is the cave designated as the national natural treasure of the country. It is made up of several layers of rocks like unusual pillars. As the name of “Nanatsugama”, seven caves are lined up on the cliff deeply gouged like iron pot by the rough waves of the Genkai-nada Sea, and the blue sea continues into the cave. From the sea you can see the cave on a pleasure boat, and from the promenade and the observation deck of the Genkai National Park on the “Nanatsugama Stalactile Cave” you can observe the mysterious appearance by walking
The trip to the underground of the earth of 35 million years ago
“Nanatsugama Stalactite Cave” is a time tunnel of wonder and a mystery. The total length of the cave is more than 1,500 meters, and the length of the cave that can be sightseeing is about 320 meters. The inside of the cave is kept between 14 degrees – 16 degrees through every year. There are the Stalactite cave tourist route which can take a walk the distance for about 25 minutes, and the underground exploration tour (reservation required) that can explore about 800 meters including the entry prohibited area with guides.
A pentagonal or hexagonal columnar shape
The rock which makes the cave of “Nanatsugama” seems to be completely huge sculpture in the very unusual new form. Long ago, the basalt that flowed out by the volcano was quickly cooled by seawater and it became the unusual rock called columnar joint which solidifies in a pentagonal or hexagonal columnar shape. And it is said that the rough waves of Genkai-nada Sea corrodes the basalt, and completed erosion cave which continues from the sea.
Shape of the rock is powerful
Genkai-nada Sea is famous for its rough waves. If a wave is not high, you can enter into several different caves by boat. Form is various from what has large breadth to a narrow long cave. From the near side, the texture and shape of the rock is powerful.
Please enjoy the dynamic Nanatsugama completely
Although Genkainada is famous for rough sea, it is a big wave point especially in front of “Nanatsugama.”
Please enjoy the dynamic Nanatsugama completely from the sea and from the National Park.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Nanatsugama Stalactite Cave|
|Address:||Saikaichonakaurakitago 2541-1 Saikai, Nagasaki 857-2222 Japan|
|Access:||Matsuura Tetsudo Nishi Kyushu-sen Line “Sasebo-eki Station” (45 minutes by car)|
|Price:||510 yen (Adult)|
300 yen (Junior High School Student)
200 yen (Elementary School Student)
100 yen (4 years old or Over)