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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4.0in the last week
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 😊
4.0a month 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.
3.02 months 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.
4.03 weeks ago
Had fun in the ice cave. Would recommend to do this and not the wind cave as they are quite similar. It is a 15 minutes attraction.
1.03 weeks ago
So overrated! Google must be doing something with the algorithm that the place has 3.9 stars.
The entire ‘cave’ is maybe 30 meters. You spend first 25 crawling and then on the way back you see 3 ice stacks. Ice has clear brick shape meaning human made. The only thing it shows is that it is cold inside of the cave. No geological or scientific importance whatsoever.
Skip this altogether and go for a hike instead in the area to see magnificent nature in its true state.
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