Narusawa Ice Cave, Narusawa-mura

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Experience sub-zero temperatures any time of the year as you make your way down into Narusawa Ice Cave. Take caution and hold onto the thick bamboo railing as you make your way into the 21 m (68 ft) deep ice cave created by an outpouring of lava, caused by a volcanic eruption that occurred over a thousand years ago. As you traverse the cave, look for a small ice pond, and beware of sharp pillars of ice sticking down from the ceiling. A visit to Narusawa Ice Cave represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Narusawa-mura vacation trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • There were shoveling the parking lot and was hard for 3 months then it snowed and was opened on time. That was quite disturbing as my back and notices that there are low ceilings along the way, 屈まnakute is not managed to pass. It is under the reception counter are exactly the same height and length. I would feel very cold in summer could reverse underground shouldn't colder than I thought it was so cold outside. Natural ice is ice is in the back and lit up the artificial one is ice, however, are stacked up on top was fantastic, as was written. History of the ice hole, hole, written on signs along the way, it was very interesting. Research on children in May.
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  • We happened to be in the area and decided to check the cave out. It wasn't bad, but was expecting a bit more. However, I have to say the attendant was extremely helpful and provided great advice as we...  more »
  • We took to this place because we have some time left on our Kawaguchiko day trip, even though it's a bit far away, it's still an interesting one as this was a cave used to keep ice blocks in the old d...  more »
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  • Went in late October 2016 and was underwhelmed. The surrounding forest was more interesting than the cave itself, IMO. Unfortunately, there were no ice formations at the time and, most of all, the scale of the cave itself was quite small and we finished it far too quickly. Besides that, there are a few historical exhibits but that's about it. As far as caves go, the features weren't that geologically impressive either...Might be better during the winter months?? The forest itself was formed on top of cooled magma so there are are lots of neat topographical features (i.e. extremely bumpy, lots of small crevices,) and it is just a pretty forest in general with all the moss. Yes there is all the folklore and it has a reputation but it is an impressive forest in itself.
  • It was a fantastic experience exploring the icy caves. Make sure to wear safety helmet as the cave ceiling might goes very low! Get on the blue line at Kawaguchi-go station to go directly to this location.
  • Very welcoming and helpful staff! Well maintained caves and quite comfortable to tour. The area around it was very beautiful. Visited 2017.02.11
  • Interesting place! Be really careful where you stand. Some slopes of ice are hard to see.
  • It was a thrill if you are an environment or geography love, or enjoy an adventure. It was quite a difficult cave, yet it was very short. It should not take more than 20 minutes to finish. One bit requires you to proceed while bending down under about the height of a table. Really felt quite claustrophobic in that part, but overall it was quite an enjoyable time.