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

Inexpensive and short hike for a good reward. You get to experience a small Japanese monument for 600 JPY for both wind and ice cave. Dress appropriately! It's cold in the caves (around 0C) in the fall. I'd also recommend trying the corn soft serve ice cream. They suggest adding a but of salt to the dessert for a different flavour (I tried it and it tasted like butter popcorn suddenly).

5.0a month ago

Affordable and very interesting to see. Can stop by passing through for a quick tour. This will not take more than 30 minutes so the price is right. I went in shorts and a light jacket. Don't need to bring winter clothes for it...

5.0a month ago

A little crowded, but also efficient in that respect. I liked the addition of the blue light illuminating the ice. Very informative. With english translations of pretty much everything.

3.0a week ago

Not much ice in November I guess. Still a cool experience. I think kids would enjoy it.

3.0in the last week

Went during fall, so the ice wasn't that abundant. It was cold and definitely not hardcore caving. Quick in and out experience

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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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