Video: Yajiyagama Cave Tour on Kumejima

I’ve always been fascinated with caves. Growing up in  Arizona, I would camp in Sedona every year with my family. Our campground was nested along a river and there were caves along the cliffs which you could hike up into. Farther south there was also the Colossal Cave which I found impressive but unfortunately tame. There’s just something about exploring a natural cave that is interesting, provided it hasn’t been too softened with walkways and guide ropes.

On Kumejima the Yajiyagama Caves provide a unique mix of historical significance, natural beauty and native life. The Island School tours organized by the Kumejima Tourist Office provides a local guide into the depths of the caves for visitors to the islands. It’s well worth the chance. Check out the video below for a better look.