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Discover the charms of Narusawa Ice Cave, Yamanashi’s spectacular natural monument

Discover the charms of Narusawa Ice Cave, Yamanashi’s spectacular natural monument

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The Narusawa Ice Cave (Narusawa Hyoketsu) is designated as a natural monument of Japan and is located in Yamanashi prefecture, near Mount Fuji. It is a concentric-vertical cave and is 153 m long.

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The average temperature inside the cave is around 3 degrees celsius, which is enough to keep the cave covered with ice all year long.

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The highlights of the Narusawa Ice Cave are the ice pillars formed by the water dropping from the ceiling.

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The cave was formed by flows of lava from a massive volcanic eruption 1130 years ago.

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Please watch out your head for the low ceiling. Helmets are available for free use at the counter.

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Website: http://www.fujikyu.co.jp/en/leisure/leisure10.html