Sakti Cave in Jepara Regency, Central Java Province
Sakti Cave perhaps sounds unfamiliar to many tourists, especially those who never visit Jepara Regency. Despite the poor popularity among outsiders and tourists, the cave has become a new reliable vacation spot in Jepara. Thus, everyone should consider dropping by and exploring the site later when visiting the region. Unlike regular caves with their creepy nuance, this one features an astonishing panorama and challenging landscape to explore. That means it is suitable for both nature lovers and adventurers. Somehow, it also becomes a good place for photography!
The location is in Plajan Village and the cave belongs to Pakis Aji Sub-District. That means tourists don’t need to spend much time to get to the site. Not to mention the accessibility is good. It is because people can ride either a motorcycle or car to get there. It is true they need to spend a short trekking, later, but it won’t be burdensome at all. Once reaching the mouth of the cave, visitors may see lots of roots and stones in that area. The cave is considered small and dark. Thus, everyone should carry a flashlight when entering the cave later.
Exploring Sakti Cave
Visitors don’t need to pay anything to get to Sakti Cave. What they need to prepare is a flashlight and good footwear for an exploration. Along the way to the location, tourists can enjoy the beautiful panorama and lush ambiance, for sure. It is because the cave is located on a highland and in the midst of a small forest. Fortunately, several traditional gazebos reside in that area. That means tourists can rest for a while before continuing the trip.
Once they get to the cave, the first recommended thing to do is to take photos of it. The thick and dense roots cover the exterior part of the cave! Somehow, it looks unique and photogenic. This explains why many people take advantage that amazing background for taking selfies. So, what is next? Exploration and photography are two popular things to do in Sakti Cave. What about the history? Unfortunately, no one knows the exact date when the cave is found.
Have no worries. Tourists can hear about the Indonesian local legend related to the cave. It is said the cave was once used by Mbah Langkir for a hermitage. This person spent his entire life in that site, the locals said. This is why some villagers still call it Langkir Cave (which is the previous name of it). In the past, in fact, lots of bats lived inside. This becomes the reasons why some people gave another name back then, which is Goa Lowo or the Bats Cave.
- Payung Market
- Partini Monument
- Gong Perdamaian Dunia
How to Get There
The first destination is Jepara Regency. If tourists come from Semarang City, in this case, they may spend about 2 hours and 2 minutes. The distance is 78.1 km and the best route is Kudus – Semarang Street. From Jepara, tourists can take Jepara – Lebak Street and head to Plajan Village at Pakis Aji Sub-District where the cave is located. For the information, the distance is 14.8 km, so the trip takes around 28 minutes. Do not forget that it involves a short trekking later.
Where to Stay
- The Gecho Inn