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Yoshimi Hundred Caves

 

 
 

YOSHIMI HUNDRED CAVES 国指定史跡 吉見百穴
OPEN HOURS: Mon - Sun, 08:30 - 17:00
ADDRESS: 327 Yoshi-machi, Kitayoshimi, Hiki-gun, Saitama
TEL: +81 493 54 4541

In folklore, the Yoshimi Hundred Caves were thought to be the homes of 'small people.' In reality, these small holes represent ancient tombs that used to lodge high ranking individuals during the Kojun period. Despite the fact that this burial ground was protected as a National Historic Site, a part of it was ruined during WWII to create an underground factory. Visitors can peruse through the cave and examine the anthropological relics preserved in the museum nearby.