Mid Conference Tour

Akiyoshidai and Akiyoshido Cave

Akiyoshidai is one of the largest karst plateaus in the Japanese archipelago, with numerous limestone caves of various sizes. Akiyoshido Cave is a limestone cave located 100 to 200 m below Akiyoshidai, with a total length of more than 8,000 m. The cave has a well-developed groundwater system, which is inhabited by many cave dwelling groundwater invertebrates such as cyclopoids, amphipods, isopods, and mollusks.

Our forthcoming mid conference tour will include a visit to Akiyoshido Cave and observation of groundwater invertebrates.

Entrance of the cave Distant view of the cave Stalactite

Tour Plan

Date: June 5, 2024
Venue: Akiyoshido Cave, Akiyoshidai, Mine City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

More information will be coming soon!

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