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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  • We visited the Narusawa Ice Cave in the middle o a hot afternoon, and had to put on extra clothing and change our shoes before our descent (thankfully!). You need to wear helmets to enter the cave, wi...  more »
  • We came here as part of our tour to Mt Fuji. It was a fun climb down into the cave but the experience is quite brief. Not recommended if you have claustrophobia or are stiff jointed. You have to bend ...  more »
  • This cave was our first option when we hear about the aokigahara caves, we were very excited about going inside the cave, there were some advertisements about low ceiings and need of bend down. We wen...  more »
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  • Temp drops down to 20deg at cave compared to the atmosphere.. This lava cave has small path way where you have literally crawl.. adventurous...
  • Worth a stop if you are in the area. Was about $3 US and you get to go on a quick self guided tour of an ice cave. Cave gets very cold as you go down. Lots of steps and some crawling so be prepared for that.
  • Staffs are very friendly and helpful. The one we met's English was very good too. The website said they close 17:00 but they actually close on 17:30 (10/06/17)
  • We took the green tourist bus line to the wind cave and walked to the ice cave, only took about 15mins. They give you a hard hat to wear, which is needed as the cave gets down to 90cm high, you can squat down and make it through easy enough. Whole cave only took about 20mins to do. The man selling tickets held our backpack behind the counter which was good.
  • The surrounding forest is far better than the cave itself. It only takes about 5 minutes to walk all the way around it - you'd spend longer in the shop!