Aokigahara Caves

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May 14, 2017

It’s a pity Aokigahara is famous for the suicide, when it is has a beautiful forests and plenty of caves. They have lava cave, wind cave and ice cave. We started with the Ice Cave, walked around 20 minutes to go to the Wind Cave, then walked around two hours across the forest.

It costs JPY600 to go to both caves, btw.

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Narusawa Ice Cave

The cave is pretty small, and there’s an area that is around 3/4 of a meter high, so better practice your squats before coming here.

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Here’s someone starting to squat to pass through the small tunnel.
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The end of the tunnel above wasn’t impressive, but the way out (this view) was pretty cool (cool – get it? haha sorry).
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I don’t know why they have bars on the ice. It’s not like people will steal them. (Yeah, people might touch but come on, it’s ice!)
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You have to wear a helmet. And you should. These scratches are proof of all the heads they protected. 😉

Wind Cave

The wind cave path is right behind the toilet! Turn right, then walk for around 20 minutes. I doubt you’ll get lost. Don’t go off the trail!

Once we got there, I kind of got confused why it’s called a wind cave. Really. It looked just like the Ice Cave!

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With a much impressive pillar of ice.
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The natural refrigerator! There was even some picture of people offering this to their “lord”. I remembered the guy from Frozen selling ice – probably similar, eh?
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At the end of the cave is this simulated stock room. They stored silkworms and tree seeds here.
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