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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4.03 months ago

If you are in the area, it is worth the stop.
Short trip through cave, fun lava tunnels with pretty ice formations.
Recommend going early for less crowds, and rushing.
Nice gift/souvenir shop of Fuji area.
Lots of free parking.

3.07 months ago

Bare in mind this rating is for before winter. Mid November, chilly but not too cold weather, the ice cave barely had ice, a few slabs in the middle, no stalactite or stalagmite. You need to almost crawl at places and it isn't that big; maybe 5 minutes, give or take, for a round trip from the entrance to the deepest layer.

3.0a month ago

A small cave where a tall person would need to crawl for a couple meters. Had few icycles that were half melted. A minor attraction.

4.08 months ago

Cold as expected and loads of fun. Try to get in as early as you can as there will be a long queue, although they move pretty quickly and are efficient. The caves get incredibly narrow so if you are claustrophobic I'd strongly suggest to sit this one out.

5.0a month ago

Really cool natural cave formation! Its reallt cold, so being a jacket. But the ticket for the wind cave too, both caves are worth it!

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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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