Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Abukuma caves and home

In Tamura city, which isn't really a city, it's just a local governnment area,  is Abukuma caves. I hadn't heard of them before, and neither had Hiro.  They were only discovered in 1969 - though it's quite possible the Emishi knew about them before then ;).  They were impressive limestone caves, well worth a visit if you're into that kind of thing.

I might need to refer to a geologist to make a meaninful
comment about this.
In the caves
There was English signage, and Korean and Chinese. 
I was impressed, though I decided I'd be unlikely to remember it and
didn't read most of them.
Caves that look like an anti smoking campaign.
Or the digestive tract
Some places were very narrow - you wouldn't
want to be 15 stone going into it.
A view from the carpark area down into the Tamura area.
The road home.
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Rurousha said...

Anti-smoking campaign?! LOL.

Thanks for the stories and the photos. Looking forward to more from Akita! ^^ Drive safely!

Cecilia said...

Akita rained the whole time. We cancelled the bike trip on Thurs morning and forked out the 6man for return train tix. It's 7 hours up and back, door to door, to spend 2 rainy days visiting relatives.
I have a few mountain vege pics that I might be able to string together a lame post about.
It always feels so warm in Tokyo stepping off the shinkansen from Tohoku.