Doyama in Ashiya

A Huge Cave on the Coast!

Doyama, in the town of Ashiya, was formed by two separate islands that became connected by land.
On Doyama is a cave with a height of 10 meters, a width of 12 meters, and a length of 30 meters. It was formed by many years of weathering, but appears so perfect that locals tell of the following legend:
“An ancient empress stopped here on her way to battle, and shot an arrow at the island to pray for victory. The arrow pierced straight through the island, and the hole became bigger and bigger over the years until it reached the size we see today.”
You can also enjoy fishing and exploring the rocks, and if you want to cross over to the island, visit at low tide.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 807-0141 福岡県遠賀郡芦屋町山鹿
Address Yamaga, Ashiya Town, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 093-221-1001(芦屋町観光協会)
Access About a 10 minute walk from the Doyama Iriguchi stop on the Kitakyushu City Bus
About a 20 minute drive from Imakoga intersection on Route 3

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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