After I sent mum home from Yamaguchi prefecture, I had an opportunity to check out one of Japan’s top 3 caves nearby before heading back to Kyushu. I had previously visited another of the top 3 caves – Ryusendo – in Iwate prefecture about a month before and it blew my mind. As a result, I thought I should probably see a second one to be able to compare! I mean, I have been to some other limestone caves before that were honestly a little underwhelming, so it was a big decision for me to visit Ryusendo in the first place, since most of my activities revolved around using very little money. In fact, I had passed up the opportunity to visit the other of the top 3 caves earlier in my journey because I thought ‘how good could caves really be?’… but I’m here to tell you that I was wrong.