Trip Planner: Asia / Japan / Chubu / Koshinetsu / Yamanashi Prefecture / Minamitsuru-gun / Fujikawaguchiko-machi / Fugaku Wind Cave
Wander into the depths of Fugaku Wind Cave, one of many lava caves that pepper in the local forest. With a total length of 201 m (659 ft) and a height of 8.7 m (28.5 ft), you can explore the cave relatively quickly, but don't hang around too long, as the inner cave has a year-round temperature of around 0 to 3 C (32 to 37.4 F). Observe large icicles lit with colorful lights, and note the lack of echo while you talk, with sound quickly absorbed by the basaltic walls of the cave. Wear sturday shoes to explore the subterranean world, as the icy conditions can create slippery spots. Before you head to Fujikawaguchiko-machi, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Fujikawaguchiko-machi route planner, to make sure you see all that Fujikawaguchiko-machi has to offer, including Fugaku Wind Cave.
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富士山の噴火による溶岩流によって出来上がった風穴の一つで、一年中0度～3度に保たれています。茹だるような真夏でも、入るや否や涼を感じますが、数分で上着が必要なくらいの寒さを覚えます！ 江戸時代、富士山麓の風穴・氷穴から良質の氷が採れ、江戸の将軍や大名家へ運ばれたそうで、今でもここでは、氷の産出、そして天然の冷凍貯蔵庫として活用されています。富士山は自然科学の研究対象として盛んに研究活動が行われてい... more »
Worth seeing if your in the area as it’s quite inexpensive and you can buy a double pass for both the wind and ice caves which we did as they are only 2mins drive/15min walk away from each other. The.... more »
Cool place. Really neat history. Quick 15 min tour. Only approximately 600 yen. Watch your head if on the taller scale. A little cold so bring a jacket. English is spoken by the ticket folks.
Very cool cave but also definitely a touristy place. Recommend seeing it but also seeing other caves in the region to get a better, less commercial sense of what they are like. There is plenty of parking and the admission fee is relatively cheap ad well. Make sure to grab a safety helmet so that you dont hit your head!
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