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鳴沢氷穴 Narusawa Ice Cave

  • Around Fujigoko
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Maps are rarely carried out with accessing from mainland China.

Around Fujigoko
8533 Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0320, Japan
Opening Hours
Depending on the season
Date of post:2015/07/14

Lava Cave Adventures at Mt. Fuji's foot

  • Nature Walks

There are several lava caves at the foot of Mt. Fuji, formed when the mountain erupted in 864. The Fugaku Wind Cave and the Narusawa Ice Cave are two representative masterpieces; both are designated as Japan’s natural monuments.

The Wind Cave is a big cavity formed after magma flew out from earlier solidified peripherals, whereas the Ice Cave is a vertical hole formed after an explosion of trapped high heat gases in hot lava. Both underground caves are insulated by thick lava walls from outside air, so the temperature inside is almost constant throughout the year. The moment you get in the cave, you will be astonished by the difference of air temperature and humidity inside. The caves are cool even in summer, so the Wind Cave was once used as a storage facility of silkworms and plant seeds, and there are ice pillars in the Ice Cave even in the summer.

We are able to see unique lava art up close there, such as a shelf like lava in the Wind Cave and holes formed after burned-out big trees in the Ice Cave.
The trip courses in the Wind Cave and the Ice Cave are about 200m and 150m respectively. These caves are slippery and have steep slopes. Please watch your step and be careful not to hit your head to the ceiling while looking at these amazing natural decors. There is a trekking course connecting these caves, so you can also enjoy walking in a natural forest for about 20 minutes.

Opening hours: 9:00-19:30 (from June 16 to July 15: set by month or day of the week. Check the time before your visit)
Open every day
Price: ¥290 (JPY / adult), ¥140 (JPY / Students)

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