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Abukumado Cave

On Tuesday, August 11, Eric's co-worker Nishiyama took us to Abukumado cave, in the hills overlooking the nearby town of Takine. One of the largest cave systems in the world, Abukumado is home to some pretty awesome stalactites and stalagmites, as well as plenty of tourists from all over Japan. (There were very few Western tourists in this area.)

Japan 1998

Country Life
Small-Town Ogoe
Abukumado Cave
Takine Observatory
Misty River
Torii at Nikko
On the Inside
Kegon No Taki
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Train Station Advertising
Yebisu Garden Place
Can I take a picture with you?
The Masses at Sensoji
Weird Architecture
Advertising Part II
Night in Shinjuku
Imperial Gardens I
Imperial Gardens II
Imperial Gardens III
Imperial Gardens IV
Landmark Tower
Yokohama Architecture
Under Construction
Dusk in Yokohama
Himeji Castle Grounds
Castle Corridor
Repel the Invaders
The High Castle
Bomb Dome
Peace Bell
Bomb Dome, Over the River
Kintai Bridge
Iwakuni Castle
Itsukushima Shrine
Otorii Gate
Mount Azuma
Mount Bandai
Giant Goldfish
Aizu Folklore

Life expectancy is approximately 80.7 years in Japan. For men, it is 77.5 years; for women, it is 84.1. The equivalent life expectancy in the United States is 77.1 years, with 74.2 years for men and 79.9 years for women. (Data from CIA Factbook 2000.)

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