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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3.04 weeks ago
A cave that takes around 5-10 minutes walk. It's beautiful when the spotlight shining the ice. In the end of the cave, there is a small shelf telling the history of this cave. But actually I feel it is quite boring... You can come if you have time.
5.02 months ago
Awesome experience of underground lava cave consisting of well maintained walk ways with plenty of lighting and ventilation systems. Must see attraction around the mount fuji area. Staff is also friendly and helpful. Some places has narrow clearances and slippery surfaces. But there is free helmet rental for cave entrance ticket purchasers.
2.02 months ago
Don't expect much natural ice. There were many bricks of man-made ice and virtually no natural formations, though maybe they would be more impressive in late January/February. Essentially just a big cave that you quite literally have to crawl through because it is very narrow at places. Interesting from a geological perspective but not particularly exciting.
4.02 months ago
A nice place for a quick visit. The cave exploration is interesting but rather short (approx. 5-10mins). There are some ice blocks in the cave but nothing big. Great for a quick stop and tour.
4.0a month ago
This was a great place to go and relax. The cave walk itself was short but only cost ¥300. After the cable you can hit the trails is multiple directions and walk in the woods for hours.
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