駒門風穴

Komakado Fuketsu - Komakado Wind Cave - Komakado Kazaana Cave


Useful Information

Location: 69-还 Komakado, Gotemba, Shizuoka 412-0038.
(35.250665, 138.913788)
Open: MAR to NOV daily 9-17.
DEC to FEB daily 9-16.
[2022]
Fee: Adults JPY 200, Children (12-17) JPY 150, Children (6-11) JPY 100.
[2022]
Classification: Speleologylava tube
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=409 m.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
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Address: Komakado Fuketsu, 69-还 Komakado, Gotemba, Shizuoka 412-0038, Tel: +81-550-87-3965.
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History

1922 designated as a National Natural Monument.

Description

駒門風穴 (Komakado Kazaana Cave), also known as Komakado Fuketsu (Komakado Wind Cave) was named after the town Komakado, where it is located. The lava tube was created by an eruption of Mt. Fuji 10,000 years ago, it is said that it is the largest lava tube near Mt. Fuji. The Koyasu Shrine at the entrance is popular to pray for a safe delivery. There is also a spring at the cave entrance which is said to be water from Mt. Fuji.

The cave is reached through a torii gate, a typical Japanese wooden gate. The entrance of the cave is guarded by a shimenawa (enclosing rope). It is very low so visitors have to stoop to enter the cave. Quite spectacular are the rope like structures of pahoehoe lava in the cave, the floor looks like ripples or waves.