Hello! This is _hiroyuki.ta, a moto blogger.
This time, I would like to introduce a motorcycle trip to the Blue Cave in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture.
The Blue Cave has been selected as one of Japan’s three major power spots, and its mysterious scenery attracts many tourists.
This time, I toured to the Blue Cave on a Harley Sports Glide (FLSB).
What is the blue cave?
Blue Cave is a cave located on the coast of Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture.
The entrance to the cave is located approximately 20 meters above sea level, and the interior of the cave is filled with sparkling blue seawater.
The reason why it glows blue is because plankton contained in the seawater inside the cave absorbs sunlight and reflects it blue.
The entrance to the cave is approximately 10m wide and 15m high, and you can tour the cave by sightseeing boat.
Route to the Blue Cave
It takes about 6 hours and 30 minutes to get to Blue Cave from Tokyo by motorbike or car, or about 7 hours and 30 minutes by train.
If you are going by motorcycle, take the Hokuriku Expressway from Tokyo and get off at Suzu IC.
From there, if you head north on Route 249, you will arrive at the Blue Cave in about 3 hours.
Highlights of the Blue Cave
The highlight of the Blue Cave is its mysterious scenery.
The blue glowing seawater looks like a jewel box.
There are also plenty of things to see inside the cave, such as large rocks and patterns carved into the cave walls.
In particular, at the back of the cave, there is a large rock called “Great Ceiling Rock” that hangs from the ceiling, which is very impressive.
Sightseeing spots around Blue Cave
There are several other tourist attractions around the Blue Cave.
- Cape Suzu: One of Japan’s three major capes, it is located on the opposite side of the Blue Cave.
- Senmaida: These rice terraces are registered as a World Agricultural Heritage Site.
- Noto Airport: Japan’s northernmost airport.
Notes on touring to the Blue Cave
- When touring to the Blue Cave, be careful of the following points.
- Entry to the Blue Cave may be restricted depending on conditions such as weather and waves.
- Be careful when walking inside the cave as it is dark.
- The inside of the cave is humid and slippery, so be careful.
How to say blue cave in English
Blue Cave is called “Ao no Doukutsu” in English.
It is also sometimes called “Emerald Cave” or “Blue Grotto.”