A National Natural Monument where you can feel the mystery of nature
The Nanatsugama Caves are designated as a National Natural Monument. These picturesque caves were formed due to erosion from stormy waves of the Genkai Sea hitting the cliffs. The cliffs were deeply worn away. Nanatsugama literally means seven cauldrons, and just as the name suggests, seven caves line the cliffs. You will be struck with awe by the glory of nature.
Nanatsugama literally means seven cauldrons, and just as the name suggests, seven caves line the cliffs. The largest cave has an entrance of 3 meters width and a depth of 110 meters. You can ride a sightseeing boat to get a through look. Grassy fields cover the top of the cliff above the Nanatsugama Caves, and there is an observation deck and walking paths, which attract many sightseers. Legend has it that Empress Jingu threw away a clay pot on the northmost point of the cape, and there is a shrine dedicated to her, called Kawarakezaki Shrine.
|Address||Yakataishi, Karatsu-shi, Saga|
|Access||60 minutes' drive from Taku IC on Nagasaki Expressway
20 minutes’ walk from Nanatsugama Iriguchi bus stop
|Business Hours||Open all year|
|Inquiries||TEL: 0955-72-4963 (Karatsu Station Tourist Information Office)|