Matoya's Cavern

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Matoya's Cavern
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Composer Nobuo Uematsu
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Toshiaki Imai
Released 1987-12-18
Length 0:32
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Game Final Fantasy (NES)
Title Origin Translation
Loops Yes

Matoya's Cavern is played various underground areas like Matoya's Cavern, Dwarf Village, Sarda's Cave, the Ice Cave, the caves in the Dragon Islands, and the Waterfall.


There isn't an official English release of the song. The Japanese title mixes katakana, hirigana, and kanji, マトーヤの洞窟 (Matoya no Doukutsu). Matoya is the name of the seer in the game. "Doukutsu" most accurately translates to "cave," where as dai doukutsu would be the Japanese word for "cavern." However, since "Matoya's Cavern" is the more popular translation, that is what is used by this site.

Album Appearances

This song appears on a couple albums.

Released Album Title (Romaji) Translation Version Track
1989-02-28 All Sounds of Final Fantasy I-II マトーヤの洞窟 (Matoya no Doukutsu) Matoya's Cavern Original NES 7
1989-07-25 Symphonic Suite Final Fantasy Scene III Live Orchestral Arrangement 3 (ending)
2002-10-23 Final Fantasy & Final Fantasy II: Original Soundtrack マトーヤの洞窟 (Matoya no Doukutsu) Matoya's Cavern PS1 Remake 1.9

Sheet Music