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
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2.02 months ago
I'm sure others would enjoy this place, but for me, it was underwhelming. I highly recommend bringing warm clothing because it is EXTREMELY cold inside the cave. Also be sure to bring proper shoes because the terrain is uneven and the ground is very damp and muddy. Don't visit here if you're slightly claustrophobic because you'll definitely feel anxious lol. Personally, I think there are more interesting things to see in the area, but everyone is different :)
4.03 months ago
The cave is cold and hard to walk. It will be better if you brought a non-slippery shoes and waterproof shoes. Because it quite wet inside.
Will not suggest you to wear skirt. Because you have to keep squatting. As the lowest high is 0.9m.
Wear a jacket or glove if you scare cold 😊
4.04 months 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.
4.02 months ago
Hmmmm long queues during the peak seasons esp weekends. Queued 30min but the walk into the cave is only 7min max. It's a wonder of nature but a really short and small one. Gets chilly but feel free to wear your shorts and slippers. Worth a trip if you have time to spare. I would rather just drink beer and stare at Mt Fuji honesty.
4.0a month ago
Great exploring the underground Caves, not as impressive in summer months as most of ice had melted but great place to cool off f r on humidity of Japan. I wouild suggest buying tickets for both Caves and walking nature trail between them
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