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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.
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.
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 travelers.
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Face masks provided for travelers.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Gear/equipment sanitized between use.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
A must for anyone visiting the Mt. Fuji area. My guide Tada was very knowledgeable and friendly. The cave itself is huge and you get to explore it in its entirety. Time did fly by and I wish the tour lasted just a little bit longer.
After being picked up at the station, we got coverals. The advice was to wear warm coats, but I would suggest to wear a sweater and leave your coat in the car, as it can be hot if you are not used to climbing over rocks. After a beautiful walk through the forest, with nice information about the surroundings and the wildlife, the decent into the ice cave begins.
The guide leads the way through the dark cave, over patches of ice and rocks, between beatiful ice stalagmites and stalactites. With warnings and guidance, we got to a ice plain in the cave. It was an extremely cool trip for us.
This trip was the highlight of our vacation to Japan. The Aokigahara Forest was a beautiful sight to behold in the winter and the ice cave exploration was amazing. Our guide Tadasuke was the best. He speaks fluent english and explained everything to us. The tour was super personal as it was only my husband and myself. That day. We also lucked out as it was a beautiful +16C day and we also got to see Mount Fuji. We highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to truly remember Japan.
Thanks Tadasuke! You are the best.
Would highly recommend this experience for anyone! Tada was a great guide, had excellent communication and was an expert. 10/10!
We had a fantastic time exploring the ice cave and walking through the forest with our guide, Tada. He was careful to ensure that we were never in any danger despite the tricky terrain. He was patient and had many entertaining stories, as the forest was his playground.
Logistics-wise, everything went perfectly too. We were offered hotel pick up and drop off, and all gear was provided. We only needed a good jacket to keep us warm and good trekking shoes that were waterproof.
Amazing experience with the best tour guide. He picked us up from the hotel and drove us privately to the first. Was beautiful and such a friendly guide.
The entire experience was amazing. He picked us up at our hotel drop us off after the tour so it was very convenient. Finally it was just us 3 so we had all of his attention and could ask as many questions as we’d like. The guide was really interesting and taught us a lot about the forest and the caves. The ice cave was really nice, especially the blind minute in 100% darkness. Loved it and recommend it !
Tada was such a fantastic guide for our time exploring the Ice Cave in Aokigahara. We were very impressed with his knowledge of the area, and his willingness to share his personal experiences as well. The forest and cave are both absolutely stunning, and very cool to see. We had a fabulous time and will definitely be in contact with Tada on our return to do this tour again, or to climb Mount Fuji. Thank you, Tada-san!
I was the only oNe! The tour guide was very patient with me. It was enjoyable but not the climbing down part.
I really enjoyed this activity. The guide Tada is really very good. Even 2 of the participants have cancelled the tour and i am the only one left, he still gave me a "private personal" tour and brought me through the whole tour. Very well trained as he brought me into the cave and explaining to me the formation of the cave and the forest. Very helpful as he took photos for me using his camera inside the dark cave and forwarded me all the photos. Definitely a tour to explore and hopefully Tada will be your tour guide.
This was a good chance to visit part of Mt Fuji. The forest was beautiful and the caves were fascinating. They were something I’ve never seen before. I recommend highly.
Tada (our tour guide) was top notch. Extremely professional, perfect Japanglish, and very knowledgeable about anything and everything in the area.Such a beautiful place to live, and he shows it all to you.When I return to Japan one day I will do this again! (Side note; wear some sturdy shoes, the cave is VERY slippery and requires a bit of climbing down.)
Wow -- what a great tour! This was such a highlight of our trip, Toshi was wonderful and an excellent guide, after picking us up from our hotel we were taken to a carpark with a great view of Mt Fuji to get changed. He then brought us to the incredible Aokigahara forest where he gave us a history of the area and the forest's creation while walking us through and pointing out the peculiarities and features of the forest. Then came the decent into the ice-cave which was an experience I'll never forget, what an awesome place! All the while Toshi was making sure we were comfortable and safe whilst still being informative and congenial.
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting the area, it's a unique and fantastic experience.
My son and I LOVED this tour!! It was one of our favorite activities in Japan. Tada was an awesome tour guide! He is so friendly, personable, funny, and helpful! He was born and raised in the area, so he really knows his stuff. Tada picks you up at Kawaguchiko station and then drives you to an area to change into your gear. There's a restroom there, in case you need it. Then he drives you to the forest. His enthusiasm for the Aokigahara forest is contagious. It was a beautiful day when we went, and the sun shining down through all the trees was just breathtaking! Tada takes time to give you interesting information about the forest, and there is time for photos as you walk. Then comes the cave! You climb down into this amazing lava tube. It is full of ice, in patterns I've never seen before. It's pitch black inside, except for your headlamps. Thank goodness we got helmets, gloves, and overalls! I hit my head 6 times climbing around on the rocks - but it never hurt! It's very cold in the cave, so the overalls and gloves kept us super comfortable. There is a lot of history in that cave, and Tada explains everything. He also took photos that he later shared with us. I will treasure these photos of my son and I sharing this experience. I cannot say enough how much we enjoyed this tour! It was absolutely amazing and I will never forget how much fun we had!!
Really enjoyed the trip, gorgeous forest. I didn't realize that we would literally be crawling around the ice cave I thought there would be handrails?, a very wild experience, very unique.
Our guide Tada had a lot of neat little facts about the area's history and geography as well, and was very familiar with the wildlife and what we could expect.
This was a definite highlight of our trip. Tada was our tour guide and he was awesome! He is a local who has lived in the area his whole life and loves to share the beautiful nature. First he picks you up from the station, then it's a short drive to the ice cave which is inside Aokigahara Forest. The ice cave is beautiful with lots of ice stalactites and stalagmites. There was one area where we were standing on ice that was 20 metres thick. Then when you come out of the cave, Tada takes you for a walk through the forest, it's beautiful with lots of greenery, and moss, and flowers. If you're quiet, you might be lucky enough to see a squirrel like I did! or some deer!
Can't Say Enough about this Trip! Location was Everything! we came from the Tokyo Area by ourselfs and had no issues! Keeping in Contact with our tour guide was also no issues! Tada was an Excellent Guide! he was very knowledgeable and had shown us the Beauty of the Aokigahara Forest! It was Breathe taking! Instantly fell in love with the forest and Mt. Fuji! the Cave itself was soo Beautiful! honeslty will remeber this trip for a life time! Thank you Tada for all the photos and your guidance you exceed out expectations! you forever changed our views on the forest and Can NOT Wait to visit again!
My boyfriend and I LOVED this trip! Tada is incredibly friendly and knowledgable. He shared so much information about the area. He is the best guide you can ask for! He even took photos for and of us all throughout the trip. Aokigahara Forest was beautiful, and the ice cave was surreal. We definitely recommend this trip!