Travel: Tourists crowd site ‘like scene from Ghibli movie’ in Chiba

(From Asahi Shimbun)

Sightseers and fans of Studio Ghibli have been flocking to a cave and waterfall here after word spread that the site looks as if it is straight out of one of the famed anime studio’s productions.

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Created during the Edo Period (1603-1867) for irrigation purposes, Kameiwa no Dokutsu (cavern of turtle rock) and Nomizo no Taki (Nomizo waterfall), located in the Sasa district, sport a rock wall around the cavern that is covered with green ivy and moss. Crystalline waters flow on terraced stones in the cave.

The site has become so popular that it causes heavy traffic congestion on a nearby road on weekends, which is jampacked with day-trippers. Read more



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