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.
5.0a year ago
Natural fridge. In hot summer the cave is pretty cold.
3.0in the last week
After visiting the bat cave and then this, I found this place underwhelming. It is short and I couldn't find justification for the 350 yen entrance fee. But it was interesting to know they used this cave to cultivate silkworm when the industry was booming. They have free parking on site.
4.05 months ago
Interesting place. Nice hiking spot. Really thick brush and the moss everywhere make it a little creepy. Not as bad as I wouldve thought considering it's labeled "the suicide forest"
4.06 months ago
If you are in the area worth stopping by.
Brief walk through forest to the cave entry.
Surprisingly enchanting, beautiful, mossy landscape and trees.
Fun Fortress of Solitude-ish ice formations.
Interesting demonstration of cold storage facility (previous?), Silk worms, nuts, etc.
5.06 months ago
Great little walk, stairs were easy to do. A little wet so they were kinda slippery. Great little cave for kids to enjoy. Definitely suggest a jacket.