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Address: 1501 Taya-cho, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Interesting Monk Caves but difficult to return to transport

Caves were interesting. Take an extra flashlight as its very dark. Obscurely off the main road and no big signs out the front. No coffee shops near by. Nice garden at the front of... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2015
Brisbane, Australia
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Tokyo, Japan
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

While there are many temples to visit in the Kamakura area, few have on offer an extensive maze of tunnels carved out of rock by devoted monks several hundred years ago. Combing this with a visit to Ofuna Cannon makes for a fun half-day excursion.

1 Thank eckars
Florence, Italy
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

It's a long artificial cave made around Kamakura period(around 1192 )from Edo period where the monks prayed inside. We must go inside with the candle . A very long narrow cave full of sculpture on the surface of the wall and above head. Place is accessible by bus from Ofuna station.

Thank firenzewebnet
Northeast Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The passageways, chambers and carvings are impressive, especially when you realize it was created solely by using hand tools starting in the year 1200. To get there from Tokyo you need to take the Yokosuka line. The train originates at Tokyo station, but it also stops at Shimbashi station if that is easier for you to access. Follow signs to... More 

2 Thank Robert C
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Caves were interesting. Take an extra flashlight as its very dark. Obscurely off the main road and no big signs out the front. No coffee shops near by. Nice garden at the front of the caves. Had shrines at every twist and turn of the caves. After finished there were no taxis or buses or trains to help us get... More 

4 Thank webfra
Tokyo, Japan
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215 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Taya caverns, on the grounds of Josenji temple, were carved into soft limestone cliffs by meditating monks between 1200 and 1700. Visitors are given a candle, which they affix to a special handle and light just inside the cave. There is electrical lighting throughout the cave, so the candle is more for "mood" and to allow visitors to more closely... More 

4 Thank Banda-in-Japan
A suburb of NYC
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013

I had read about these caves online (do an internet search for Taya Caves to see pictures and get additional information) and thought this would be an unusual side trip on our day excursion to Kamakura to see the Great Buddha. Taya no Dookutsu (Taya Cavern) is officially in Yokohama, a short taxi ride from the Ofuna station. For 500... More 

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