Explore Mt. Fuji Ice Cave in Aokigahara Forest

Fujikawaguchiko, Japan
Mt Fuji Ice Cave spelunking at Aokigahara Forest
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From USD 45.50

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Head deep inside one of the world’s most under-the-radar natural wonders on this small-group guided expedition through a Japanese ice cave. This site is hard to reach for most independent travelers, but special entry permits are included in the tour. Follow the light of a headlamp into the mysterious, ice-cold cavern, carved by lava eruptions from Mt. Fuji over a millennium ago—a thrilling, out-of-the-box adventure.
  • A one-of-a-kind guided expedition to a Japanese ice cave in Aokigahara Forest
  • Dodge the crowds and discover a hidden natural wonder, kept undisturbed for over 1,200 years
  • Expeditions include special entry permits for exclusive access to the lava-formed ice caverns
  • Small-group tours are capped at a maximum of 12 people for a safe and intimate adventure

What's Included

  • 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
  • Accommodation Fee
  • Transportation Fee so far
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Pickup details

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)

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Toshio was an incredible guide, his curiosity for the natural world means he is a wealth of knowledge.


127 reviews
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Great morning
Suzanne_S, Sept 2023
Enjoyed it and would do it again. We wish we could have hiked farther into the forest after hiking down the ice caves.
Great time.
Alex_M, Sept 2023
Very fun experience. Our guide toshi was ver knowledgeable and funny. The forest was amazing and the caves were aswell. Very memorable experience.
Steph_K, Sept 2023
Our tour guide, Toshi, was super knowledgeable about the forest and a very interesting person. The whole hike felt like talking to a friend. Super enjoyable experience!
Wonderful Adventure with Toshio
Ashley_V, Sept 2023
Toshio was an incredible guide, his curiosity for the natural world means he is a wealth of knowledge.
Brief Adventure Review
Nathan_E, Aug 2023
The flowers and fauna were beautiful. The dead plants and trees from the volcano were replaced by another set of plants and trees. The cave has a massive drop in temperature. In the cave, There were evidence of people who stayed down there. The guide was very informative from start to end. As a solo traveler, it was nice meeting other people.
Great experience!
Veronica_L, Aug 2023
Loved the experience! Our daughter is 12 and she was so excited throughout the entire excursion. Our tour guide's name I think was Toshi, he did an amazing job. He even picked our family up from the hotel we were staying in and dropped us off at the Kawaguchiko station as we were off to our next destination. Highly recommend this excursion to anyone.
Fun hiking
Duyen_N, July 2023
Toshi was our tour guide to the Ice Cave. We were late and he was able to fit us into the afternoon tour. We had a fun time exploring the Aokigahara Forest and Ice Cave.
Dark knight adventure
Don_R, June 2023
The guide was excellent. I think this is a must trip for everyone who comes to Mount Fuji. The Aokighara forest was beautiful. The trip to the cave was once in a lifetime opportunity.
Highly recommended!
Richard_S, June 2023
What an amazing adventure! We learned so much about the plants and history of the young post-eruption forest and ventured into the dark and icy caves, well equipped with protective gear (even for our 9 and 10 year old kids) and headlamps provided by our knowledgeable, entertaining, and highly personable tour guide!
Incredible experience
Renee_D, June 2023
This trip was incredible, worth every penny and more. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful, I would definitely do tours with him again! Thank you !
Educational and interesting
Derek_L, May 2023
Our tour guide was very helpful. He did a hotel pickup and even took us back to get our bags so we could make our train. The tour starts off with putting on coveralls, receiving a helmet and gloves, then a 10 minute drive to the Aokigahara forest. There is a trail that we casually walked while learning about the area and it’s history. Once we reach the cave entrance, a ladder takes you in and from there we explored the cave for about 45 minutes. Global warming has done a number on the amount of ice that remains, and seasonally there is not much ice if you visit like we did in May. However it’s still a nice tour that brings you into nature away from the hustle and bustle of The Tokyo area.
Aokigahara & Wind Cave — Stunning Must-Do around Mt. Fuji
Reginald_S, May 2023
Aokigahara is a stunning-looking forest, especially with many of the roots & rocks covered with green moss, making the forest look more mystical yet invigorating. The descent and walk within the cave turned out to be more challenging than expected. As such, those who are attempting this, please ensure you are not afraid of height or darkness, and wear anti-slip shoes if possible due to the slippery icy surfaces. Lastly, the best part is the guide, Tada-san, who is cool, funny and gentlemanly. We definitely had a lot of fun having him as our guide!
Amazing time exploring the ice caves surrounding Mount Fuji
Nik_T, May 2023
This has to be one of the highlights of my trip. The tour started with a nice stroll through the Aokigahara forest where we were given a lot of history by our very knowledgeable guide Tada. Tada spoke English very well and was able to answer any questions we had about the caves, mount Fuji, and the local culture. We were then taken down into the ice cave area and gently guided through without any slips or injuries. While you do walk on ice, as long as you are able to climb down a ladder without difficulty, you will be able to do this tour. I can't recommend this tour enough. We went in Early April and with the jumpsuits and gloves provided we were very warm the whole time.
That little bit extra.
Daniel_W, Apr 2023
Tada was an excellent guide with great knowledge of the area and its history. Also knows where to eat in Kawaguchicko.
Mt. Fuji ice caves
Andrew_K, Apr 2023
The tour guide was very informative and helpful with picking us up from our hotel and dropping us off where we wanted. He also knew a lot of information about the caves and the surrounding areas, he made the whole experience worth it!
Once in a lifetime
Audrey_G, Apr 2023
This was an absolutely fantastic experience! Tada was a huge highlight of this as well with his wonderful humour and knowledge of the caves and forest! I went with my mother and it was an amazing and once in a lifetime opportunity!!
Amazing and unique experience!
Diana_R, Apr 2023
This tour is a must for those visiting the Mt Fuji area. Kamijima-san was a great guide, he was super knowledgeable and always made sure everyone was having a good time. The forest and ice cave were incredible, other-worldly places. 10/10 tour!
The trip was very well...
Jacob_E, Apr 2023
The trip was very well managed. Operator communicated quickly about any possible changes or delays. Pick up service was good and the trip to the site was comfortable Operator was knowledgeable about the forest and caves and presented the information simply enough to understand and enjoy
Best Ice Cave Experience in the Mt.Fuji Area!
Cassidy_K, Apr 2023
This was the best ice cave/wind cave experience in the Mt.Fuji area in my opinion! Aokigahara is beautiful, and our tour guide Tada was absolutely amazing! Super friendly, knowledgeable, and made the whole experience unforgettable. My friend and I learned so much about the forest, cave, and Mt.Fuji area with great company. The cave itself was super cool, we were in great hands! 1000% recommend this experience to anyone visiting Mt.Fuji/Aokigahara! Thanks again, Tada!
Aokigahara Ice Cave
Alex_R, Apr 2023
Best experience of my 13 day trip. My 14 year old son and I enjoyed every second of it. What a great experience coming from busy Tokyo and transitioning right into nature. Best money and time spent!

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