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. Make Narusawa Ice Cave a part of your Narusawa-mura vacation plans using our Narusawa-mura attractions planning tool .
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  • Some of the top of the height of only 91 cm, the visitors must use squat way the most laborious paragraph. Ice Cave vertical Caves, so there are a lot of ladders, up and down will be harder than in the wind
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  • I went to 1/3. Told reception with the helmet must be received by adults and it was worn. Into the hole in the ice, was wearing a helmet right away! I thought. Is it the ceilings low rocks ran into a head. Where the height of children is any wear, kids bend down often. Corridors there is a piece of ice. Icicles, icicle, moved all over the place. Time to be back in 10 minutes. It is mandatory to walk carefully watching the feet forward and upward.
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  • The freeze if enough of the evidence. Looks like just a minute had imagined that little big freeze ended. Low ceiling because helmet though I rate has been better. Men didn't have a helmet before hitting your head, was a little off the head. And your helmet.
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  • Incredibly cramped, so heads up if you're claustrophobic. But really interesting if you're up for crawling part of the way through it. The staff are well informed and speak some English so can help with any questions you have. The parking is free and there are lots of space. Good if you're in the area.
  • After been to many kind of caves in Asia, this is first one ice cave I have been and one that I feel most of not worth of my money. I purchased the sightseeing bus ticket just for this and another cave nearby, and decided not to go to another one right after this. People may spend 30 minuets here because they can not believe “ that was it?, I am going back again for my money to be worth a little more” 300 yen with sightseeing bus ticket, or 350 yen without
  • Very cool spot (pun intended), but it’s so short, I didn’t even realize we finished it til we started the stairs back up. Fun experience though only for a quick stop.
  • A little pricey to get in, but a unique experience. It was sweltering outside and freezing inside. Go figure.
  • It's ok. Not worth the drive (or bus tour) but maybe if you were in the area and bored. The lineup is like for a nightclub and there's really not much to see other than some imported ice positioned to look like stalagmites/spikes. Basically, its a neat cave with ice and lighting. Better off driving a minute down the road to the parking lot for the wind cave and taking the trail through the infamous suicide forest. Yes, it is indeed "jukai", but if you stay on the path it's actually one of the most beautiful, lush forests I know of in Japan.

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