Narusawa Ice Cave

Sightseeing information about Narusawa Ice Cave in Japan.


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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
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4.0a month ago

A very unique experience. The tunnels can very narrow and hard to make your way through but worth it. They offer hard hats/helmets which I'd recommend. I wore one and didn't bump my head until the very end and I was happy I was wearing one. The gift shop offered interesting items and souvenirs for sale.

4.0a month ago

Interesting...but the whole excursion was a bit too short. I recommend starting here first than walking to the wind cave, not the other round like we did. The rest area at the wind cave is better.

4.0a month ago

This is a small cave that you just spend 10 mins inside. Looks like dangerous but it's very safe and easy. Very funny on the climbing inside the cave. Remember to take a photo at the entrance of the cave to record down how the big tree could grow on a hollowed ground like that.

5.0a week ago

Quick little tour, tight quarters to squeeze through, but still in its natural form, so provides a unique view of a lava tube.

1.0a month ago

Very disappointed with this cave. The entire walk takes 5 min and there's not much ice formation. If the local 'guide' did not point to us, we didn't even realise there's ice. This is probably the worse visit of the entire 3 popular caves. Can definitely give a miss.

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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.

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