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.
4.02 weeks ago
Nice plaice, there is an admission to enter the place. You can buy a bundle ticket to enter the wind cave which is 25 min walk by foot. There is a nice trail between these caves, and a bus stop (red line) that will take you back to town.
3.0a month ago
It's worthy for taking pictures and having something different to do nearby. It was really short walk, you could finish all in 5 min or so. I believe there's better ice caves out there.
5.03 months 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.
1.02 weeks ago
You can get in and out of cave in 5min. I haven't seen such a small cave. It is artificial and they put blocks of ice pieces at one side. Definitely a huge disappointment
3.0a week ago
It was much smaller than I had expected, and there was a long passage where you had to crawl which we had not been informed about. Would have been nice had they told us not to bring backpacks. It was however inexpensive, which doesn't leave much room for complaints.
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