Akiyoshi-dai, The area was once heavily forested about 500,000 years ago but as farming started in Japan the local people eventually entirely replaced the landscape with Japanese pampas grass for feeding their animals and thatching houses. Repeated cycles of burning the grass have kept the trees from growing back since.
Akiyoshidai is an area in Yamaguchi Prefecture where you can see a large expanse of karst formations. Akiyoshido Cave, lying beneath this plateau, holds the title of the longest limestone cave in Japan. Let's explore this area!
Akiyoshido Akiyoshidai cave in Yamaguchi (not Tokyo)
Enjoy Nature at Akiyoshidai Plateau in Yamaguchi Prefecture – Part 1
Enjoy Nature at Akiyoshidai Plateau in Yamaguchi Prefecture – Part 1 We would like to introduce the Akiyoshidai Plateau in two parts. The first part is about Japan's largest karst plateau, and the second part is about the surrounding sightseeing spots.