Narusawa Ice Cave4.1
This lava cave in the Aokigahara woodland in the north foot Mount Fuji is known as a 'natural refrigerator'. The cave was formed by the eruption of a nearby volcano in the 9th century and the inner reach of the cave has a year-round temperature of 0 to 3 degrees Celsius. The steep stairs down 20m underground shows ice pillars and frozen ponds. The best seasons are in the spring and summer.
During the 17-19th centuries, the ice cut out and preserved in the cave was sent over 150km to the Shogun castle in Tokyo. In the early 20th century, this hole was also used to preserve seeds and silkworms. It is a pretty small cave that can be toured in 15 minutes, but you need caution as the steps are wet and slippery.
Purposesurreal&cool,thrilling,experience,nature,kids,mountain climbing,haunted places,mysterious lands of Japan,men,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Shizuoka Airport (about 87.6km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
2.02 weeks ago
It is an almost natural cave. The entrance is nice. Going down into the cave.
But inside it is very simple. No ice pillars. There are normal supermarket purchased ice blocks to represent what it may look like during some period of the year.
From the outside I expected much more.
Not amusing at all.
5.0a month ago
This place was really neat! Found some really cool looking Banshee tulips. The ice cave was amazing and the forest right next to it was so serene. There were huge groups of Japanese natives walking around everywhere. They really enjoy being there and they are also very kind to Americans. There was a DO NOT ENTER portion on the trail.
5.03 weeks ago
Beautiful natural wonder! Tight spaces require agility. Kids must be able to walk confidently on rough terrain, no wearing babies. Our 4yo did well and loved it!
2.0a month ago
It might be a silly attraction for children. Do not go if you are interested in something special. It was quite a disappointment and not worth the money.
3.0a month ago
It was fine, I went during the summer do the ice was minimal and looked kind of forced. Probably better during the winter
Spot Reviews (1)
Whenever I guide the guests to Mt. Fuji, I never fail to guide them to this Ice Cave. All the guests get excited in the exploration of this cold cave. It takes about 15~20 minutes to complete the tour inside the cave.
Whenever I guide the guests to Mt. Fuji, I never fail to guide them to this Ice Cave. All the guests get excited in the exploration of this cold cave. It takes about 15~20 minutes to complete the tour inside the cave.Read moreClose