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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5.0a month ago

Very unique and interesting place to visit could not go to the wind cave but I believe it is also equally good. Interesting fact that was shared there is that the locals use to use this as their natural refrigerator as the ice can hold up to an year. People with fears of confined space should definitely stay clear as at one point it's literally crawling for about 5-10 meters. Loved it and will be going back again.

4.0in the last week

Pretty nice cave. Make sure to sure any large bags as things can get a little tight inside.

Worth a visit if you're just in the area.

4.0a month ago

Amazing place! Good directions and history guide on the entrance. Good site for the kids. Don't forget to wear your helmets as at some places one needs to be on the knees!

3.0a month ago

Honestly, this ice cave is not that spectacular if you have been to ice caves in other countries.

This cave is rather small indeed, both in terms of the size of the cave and how narrow the tunnels are. So, when you go in, you must wear a helmet, and very likely your head would bump into the top of some of those narrow rocky passages. It's quite an experience though.

The admission fee is rather reasonable, and if you go to both this ice cave and a wind cave, both lava caves, nearby (sort of within walking distance), you can have a small discount.

Back to the cave itself. Though it is rather small, if you do get the right angle, you can take some good photos.

1.02 weeks ago

Absolutely terrible!!! If you have ever been into a cave before don't bother going here. Man made blocks of ice and some cheap plastic props inside. Is 5 mins at the most from entrance to exit. Really baffles me as to why people think this is even remotely good.
If I could give this 0 stars I would!!

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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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