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Cave of Taya

Cave of Taya

Taya Cave is a famous cave which had been used as a training field of Shindo esoteric Buddhism in the Kamakura period. The cave consists of a three story structure. There are 17 spaces of differing sizes, large and small, connecting an intricate passage. The walls and ceiling of the passage has been painstakingly carved with a Buddhist narrative.

Travel tip

Experience a historic Buddhist meditation cave with many beautiful wall carvings and murals. Explore the cave with a candle in hand, while entering different chambers including the meditation hall for a true spiritual experience.

Essential Information

Hours
  • 9am–4:30pm

Suggested duration: 30m

Closed Open every day (admission 9am–4pm)
Costs

Adults: 400 yen
Junior high & High school students: 200 yen
Elementary school students: 100 yen (should be accompanied by adults)

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