西湖コウモリ穴

Saiko Komori-ana - Saiko Komori Grotto - Lake Sai Bat Cave


Useful Information

Location: Near lake Saiko, north of Mt. Fuji. At yellow Retro Bus stop Saiko Bat-Cave.
(35.494392039601564, 138.67143716264667)
Open: Cave:
20-MAR to NOV Tue-Sun 9-17.
Nature Center
MAR to NOV daily 9-17.
DEC to FEB Mon-Tue, Thu-Sun 9:30-16:30.
[2008]
Fee: Adults JPY 300, Children JPY 150.
Groups (20+) Adults JPY 250.
[2008]
Classification: Speleologylava tube
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=386.5 m, A=925 m asl.
Guided tours: D=30 min.
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Address: Saiko Bat-Cave Information Center, 2068 Saiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, 401-0332, Tel: +81-555-82-3111, Fax: +81-555-82-3112.
Aokigahara tree sea and tour around a lava cave, Fuji Kawaguchiko-cho, Tel: +81-555-72-3168.
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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History

864 lava tube formed during a volcanic eruption of Mt. Fuji by the Aokigahara Maruo lava stream.
1929 designated a Natural Monument of Japan.

Description

The 西湖コウモリ穴 (Saiko Komori-ana) is named after Saiko (Lake Sai) nearby. Together with ShowcaveRyugu Doketsu Iriguchi and ShowcaveNarusawa Fuketsu it is located in the Aokigahara lava flow of the Fuji volcano. The Saiko Bat-Cave Information Center organizes guided walks through the nearby suicide forest and the cave. Unlike the other caves in the area it is not a cold trap, contains no ice and is populated by bats.