Fugaku Wind Cave (Fugaku Fuketsu)3.6
Fugaku Fuketsu Wind Cave, situated within the Aokigahara Jukai Forest to the northwest of Mt. Fuji, is one of the most popular lava tubes around Mt. Fuji. It is a lateral type of cave with the total length of 201 meters (659 feet) and an average height of 8.7 meters (28.5 feet) , which can be easily toured by children. Inside the cave is cool even in summer with the average temperature of 3 degrees Celsius (37.4 degrees Fahrenheit), and it had been used as a natural fridge for storing the eggs of silkworms until about 1950. Touring inside the cave you can see lava terraces, icicles, rope-like lava forms and, in the deepest part of the cave, recreated shelves where they used to store the silkworm eggs, cocoons and tree seeds in the Meiji Period (1868-1912). A 20-min walk trail is provided in the forest between this wind cave and the Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave, another popular cave in this area. Designated as a Natural Monument of Japan.
※Fugaku - another name for Mt. Fuji
Purposeexperience,nature,Nature & Wildlife,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Shizuoka Airport (about 87.4km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.03 months ago
Natural fridge. In hot summer the cave is pretty cold.
2.0a month ago
Where did all the ice go? It’s a small cave and the interior is really cool but I didn’t see much of the ice that was advertised.
4.05 months ago
It was a bit small, cold and wasn't much for us to see at the time. Was a neat experience for our kids 😊
5.0a month ago
Low ceiling but pretty cool. Cool and damp really neat
5.0a month ago
10-15 mins by car from Kawaguchi ko, amazing experience of visiting cave first time in my life. Family friendly ( for kids elder than 6), its not scary, the way downstairs and upstairs is quite difficult for smaller kids.