1382 Inno, Gotemba, Shizuoka 412-0008.
FEB to OCT daily 8:30-17.
NOV to JAN daily 8:30-16:30.
Closed 31-DEC, 01-JAN.
|Guided tours:||self guided|
|Address:||Seikoen Lava Tube, 1382 Inno, Gotemba, Shizuoka 412-0008, Tel: +81-550-89-4398.|
|As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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|1707||eruption of Mt. Fuji creates the lava field.|
|declared a Natural Monument.|
御胎内清宏園 (Otainaiseikōen, Otainai Seikoen, Seikoen Lava Garden) is a forest with an abundance of lava related geotopes. One of them is 御胎内 (Gotainai, Inside the Womb) also known ad Seikoen Lava Tube. It is located right beneath the Tainai Shrine, dedicated to the guardian deity of easy delivery. Many worshipers come to pray for a safe delivery. As a result the cave is called Inside the Womb and is part of the mumbo jumbo. The cave has no electric light, so you must bring your own or rent a helmet with headlamp at the reception for the enormous sum of JPY 50.