Lake Saiko Bat Cave西湖コウモリ穴
These caves located in the Aokigahara Sea of Trees , designated as national Natural Monument, are some of the largest lava tubes in the foothills of Mt. Fuji. The temperatures in the caves, which stay warm even during winter, are so stable that ice does not form. Their name comes from the fact that they were once home to countless numbers of bats. The lava shelf, lava stalactites, rope lava, and other features formed by volcanic activity are truly stunning.
Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Saiko 2068 (Fuji Five Lakes / Oshino / Lake YamanakaArea)
9:00-17:00 (last entrance until 16:30)
- Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Saiko 2068 [ map ]
- 9:00-17:00 (last entrance until 16:30)
- [Admission fee] Adults300yen, Small/Junior High School Students150yen
- Parking Lot
- Available(Cars66spaces, Large-sized vehicles6spaces)
- Available (only in the administration building)
- Temporary suspension:Currently closed (information as of June 29, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Yes (No entrance, Saturday corner inside the administration building is OK)
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Yamanashi prefecture is the proud home of one of Japan’s most celebrated icons: Mount Fuji. Although the mountain straddles both Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the most breathtaking views of Fuji-san can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes north of the mountain in Yamanashi prefecture. The plethora of outdoor activities in and around the lakes all have the benefit of the country’s highest mountain as their backdrop, and we can assure you that it is an unforgettable sight.