Facebook icon

Japan’s largest karst topography ‘Akiyoshidai’,lying in Mine City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, is dotted around with countless limestone pinnacles called ‘gunyoseki’ literally stones like a flock of sheep.

Posted By on Mar 1, 2012

Share

The picture above shows an unique landscape of ‘Akiyoshidai’ with uncountable white limestones.

Other than these stones on the surface of the hilly land, many sinkholes called doline, whose diameter is ten to twenty meters,are seen everywhere. Generally, there are no brooks in karst topography because rainwater sinks into underground from these hollows forming underground rivers and limestone caves which finally open at the foot of a hill like in the picture below. For the reason mentioned above, thick forest can be hardly created in this land thanks to a lack of the soil moisture. There spreads a vast grassy highland instead.

By Masahisa Takaki.

AKIYOSHIDAI VISITOR CENTER
Shuhocho Akiyoshi, Mine, Yamaguchi

Find our Discount Airfares, Tours, Japan Rail Pass, Ryokan & more !

Related posts:

'Naoshima' in Kagawa Prefecture, a small island in 'Seto Inland Sea', is a treasury of installation ...
'Setonaikai' National Park, which is one of the oldest national parks together with 'Unzen' and 'Kir...
Three Reasons to Visit Niigata
The Biggest Samurai Castle IN THE WORLD!-HIMEJI CASTLE
How to Select Your Destinations in Japan
Celebrate Love at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Kamakura; Learn the Japanese Traditional Wedding Ceremony
Escorted from Honolulu "Tokyo & Kyoto Spring Break Tour"
Welcome to Shoryudo, located in the very center of Japan. Let's find out what Shoryudo offer!
Escorted Tour from Honolulu Shikoku OHENRO Pilgrimage Tour Vol 1

Slider by webdesign