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Explore Mt. Fuji Ice Cave in Aokigahara Forest

Explore Mt. Fuji Ice Cave in Aokigahara Forest
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Adventurous travelers will love the chance to visit an unusual ice cave at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Located deep within Aokigahara Forest--sometimes referred to as the Suicide Forest--the cave can only be visited with a knowledgeable guide. Unlike some other caves, there are no boardwalks or handrails here, so you will experience the natural, untouched world of the cave full of ice formations.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
Highlights
  • Visit a natural wonder that can't be seen independently
  • Avoid getting lost in the dense, dangerous Sea of Trees, Aokigahara
  • Transfers from Kawaguchiko area are available
  • Safety equipment--helmet, flashlight, overalls, and gloves--will be provided
What to expect
  • There was a large eruption at the base of Fuji mountain 1200 years ago and a large amount of lava flew creating many caves out of the solid lava flow. After that, Mt Fuji's melted snow came into the frozen caves and formed beautiful ice art. This is an adventure tour where you can explore a rare cave which is so unique that you cannot find anywhere else. Have to walk with only a single headlight and you will enter the world of 0°C in the caves that is made by the great Mt Fuji. With full of thrill, using your five senses.  Your guide with full knowledge of the area will assist you to enjoy the area fully. With this tour, walk through a mysterious and beautiful forest - the Sea of Trees/Aokibara Forest with a highly experienced English guide. During the tour, experience full of adventure and excitement that will stimulate all senses, have chance to view the natural ice art that created Mt. Fuji through its history.   The tour is operated in a small group, normally individual guests require to obtain a special entry permit; however we are the only group tour that  includes this in the tour.  The tour also include entry to the "Real Cave" where is secluded and hasn't became a tourist attraction, and also experience the world of 0 degree Celsius natural caves created by Mt. Fuji.  Schedule 1. Meet at meeting point. 2. Tour preparation (helmet, headlight, overall, gloves, clothes to change ,toilet and calm down your feelings) 3. Move to departure site of the tour 4. Walking in Aokigahara Forest (40 minutes), exploring the lava cave (60 minutes) and walking in Aokigahara Forest (40 minutes) 5. Move to the meeting point 6. Review and breaking up 7. Go home safely Depending on tour progress, there is time fluctuation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit a natural wonder that can't be seen independently
  • Avoid getting lost in the dense, dangerous Sea of Trees, Aokigahara
  • Transfers from Kawaguchiko area are available
  • Safety equipment--helmet, flashlight, overalls, and gloves--will be provided
What to expect
  • There was a large eruption at the base of Fuji mountain 1200 years ago and a large amount of lava flew creating many caves out of the solid lava flow. After that, Mt Fuji's melted snow came into the frozen caves and formed beautiful ice art. This is an adventure tour where you can explore a rare cave which is so unique that you cannot find anywhere else. Have to walk with only a single headlight and you will enter the world of 0°C in the caves that is made by the great Mt Fuji. With full of thrill, using your five senses.  Your guide with full knowledge of the area will assist you to enjoy the area fully. With this tour, walk through a mysterious and beautiful forest - the Sea of Trees/Aokibara Forest with a highly experienced English guide. During the tour, experience full of adventure and excitement that will stimulate all senses, have chance to view the natural ice art that created Mt. Fuji through its history.   The tour is operated in a small group, normally individual guests require to obtain a special entry permit; however we are the only group tour that  includes this in the tour.  The tour also include entry to the "Real Cave" where is secluded and hasn't became a tourist attraction, and also experience the world of 0 degree Celsius natural caves created by Mt. Fuji.  Schedule 1. Meet at meeting point. 2. Tour preparation (helmet, headlight, overall, gloves, clothes to change ,toilet and calm down your feelings) 3. Move to departure site of the tour 4. Walking in Aokigahara Forest (40 minutes), exploring the lava cave (60 minutes) and walking in Aokigahara Forest (40 minutes) 5. Move to the meeting point 6. Review and breaking up 7. Go home safely Depending on tour progress, there is time fluctuation.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56714P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide (Local professional guide)
  • English speaking guide
  • Pick-up service and drop-off service (Kawaguchiko station, Hotel around Lake Kawaguchiko)
  • Exploration Equipment (a helmet / an overall / gloves / a headlight)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Accommodation Fee
  • Transportation Fee so far
  • Food and drinks
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Kawaguchiko station (when you use pick-up service) Hotels around Lake Kawaguchiko or Lake Yamanakako (when you use pick-up service) Narusawa road station (If you have a rental car)
  • 3641 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi 401-0301, Japan Kawaguchiko station: 3641Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru, Yananashi
  • Japan, 〒401-0320 Yamanashi, Minamitsuru District, Narusawa, 鳴沢8532−63 8532-63 Narusawa, Minamitsuru, Yananashi
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Follow the guide's instruction. For safety measures, we may suspend the tour if there is a customer who does not follow the directions or is disturbing other customers.
  • Depending on the program, this may not be safe for customers who are pregnant or have been drinking.
  • There is a reception on the appointed date so please arrive on time.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Clothes suitable for outdoor activities. Long sleeves / long pants/winter jacket.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide (Local professional guide)
  • English speaking guide
  • Pick-up service and drop-off service (Kawaguchiko station, Hotel around Lake Kawaguchiko)
  • Exploration Equipment (a helmet / an overall / gloves / a headlight)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Accommodation Fee
  • Transportation Fee so far
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Kawaguchiko station (when you use pick-up service) Hotels around Lake Kawaguchiko or Lake Yamanakako (when you use pick-up service) Narusawa road station (If you have a rental car)
  • 3641 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi 401-0301, Japan Kawaguchiko station: 3641Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru, Yananashi
  • Japan, 〒401-0320 Yamanashi, Minamitsuru District, Narusawa, 鳴沢8532−63 8532-63 Narusawa, Minamitsuru, Yananashi
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Follow the guide's instruction. For safety measures, we may suspend the tour if there is a customer who does not follow the directions or is disturbing other customers.
  • Depending on the program, this may not be safe for customers who are pregnant or have been drinking.
  • There is a reception on the appointed date so please arrive on time.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Clothes suitable for outdoor activities. Long sleeves / long pants/winter jacket.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Expedition370807
2 contributions
Ice Cave
Jan 2020
Tada was a wonderful guide. He was super friendly, patient and knowledgeable. He was able to answer all of our questions and knew the forest and cave like the back of his hand!
The cave descent is VERY COOL. Do this tour.
Written 30 January 2020
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James G
3 contributions
Awesome Tour, Great Guide
Jan 2020 • Couples
Really cool tour of the Aokigahara forest and one of the ice caves. The guide was a very experienced life long local who gave us a great tour, made sure we were safe. He also takes people up Mount Fuji and was able to answer all of our questions about the mountain.
Written 17 January 2020
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jacks wood
2 contributions
Lava tubes and ice caves
Jan 2020 • Family
The Aokigahara forest was beautiful with a fresh snowfall crunching underfoot. The ice cave which is a collapsed lava tube, was pretty eith all its icicles growing from the ceiling. Although the path is uneven and because of ice slippery so had to tread carefully. It was quite exilerating. Our guide, Tada, was very informative and friendly. He also speaks good English. Highly recommend this walk and cave experience. Ps - very cold so be prepared.
Written 17 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fumiko H
16 contributions
Not touristy and an excellent English guide!
Dec 2019 • Family
Tada (Omori)’s English was excellent. The cave he took us was rustic and not touristy. My elderly Japanese parents and 9 and 11 year old boys as well English speaking husband all enjoyed it! Short and sweet! The only thing is that if you have older people who can’t climb down and up a ladder might have some difficulty. In the winter (we had snow and it was icy) could be slippery. Definitely worth your money!
Written 25 December 2019
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Sara S
5 contributions
Great excursion!
Dec 2019 • Solo
Really exciting to see the Aokigahara and the ice cave. Bring good waterprooof shoes. Really good guide, lots of knowledge, experience (he climed Fuji 32 times ... In 2019) and he was nice and funny! I really recommend this tour. Stay the night and dont do a daytrip like I did, its too short.
Written 24 December 2019
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foryouforme
Singapore, Singapore377 contributions
Informative and a lifetime experience
Dec 2019 • Friends
We signed up to be part of a tour group. However, as it was winter, there were fewer tourists who chose this tour. Eventually, both of us had a private tour. Our guide was Tada from The Highest Peak. He picked us up on time at Kawaguchiko station. He drove us for about 20 minutes where we reached another parking bay and we had time to change into our jumpsuits. Jumpsuits kept us warm as caving in the forest would be cold.
Tada started the tour somewhere in the centre of the forest. It was quiet and no one was there except us at that time when we reached. We had our gear all set. After walking inside the forest for a while, we reached the wind cave. We went down into the cave and noticed the ice form in the cave. It was a great experience. Just take your time to go down and come up from the cave. The temperature was not too low so it was nice.
We had an enriching experience and learnt many interesting facts from our guide.
Written 22 December 2019
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Holly Mckay
Gisborne, Australia6 contributions
Amazing experience
Dec 2019 • Couples
My boyfriend and I was the only 2 on the tour and wow what a fun experience.. we were very lucky to have clear skies to view mt Fuji as you stop close to the forest to change in your overalls at a pit stop with an amazing view of the mountain.. The forest was so beautiful and the cave even in the season without ice was still amazing. The best part of this tour though was the host Tada! He speaks great English and is very easy to talk to and have a conversation with, he was very funny and could tell how passionate he is about his home town so we got to hear awesome stories about Fuji. I would highly recommend this tour and next time we visit japan again we will be booking Tada to climb the mountain with.
Written 21 December 2019
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Xuezhen
Singapore, Singapore35 contributions
Amazing Forest Adventure
Dec 2019 • Couples
We booked this tour during the off peak season so it felt like a private tour of the forest and cave. Our guide, Mr Tada, was very knowledgeable about the forest. The hiking and cave exploring were interesting and we learnt many new things about the Aokigahara forest. I highly recommend this tour to friends and family who love nature. Come with an open mind, be ready to exercise and you will love it like we do. I am not going to spoil the fun of cave exploring- so no photos of the cave. You will come see it for yourself! :) We would like to thank Mr Tada for taking care of us and giving us this wonderful experience.
Written 20 December 2019
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dessiecoale
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Great hike and cave exploring
Dec 2019 • Couples
Tada was our guide on this hike and ice cave tour. It was really fun and he was very knowledgeable about the forest and cave history. Thank you Tada for a wonderful adventure!
Written 8 December 2019
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Phil W
16 contributions
They go snow, rain, hail or typhoon
Oct 2019
They are just after your money the tour will go on no matter what the weather is despite what there add says, we went in a typhoon ! Didn't see much just a lot of rain.... beware of ' get your guide '
Written 29 November 2019
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