What to Expect
"Sea of Trees" known as Aoki-gahara Jukai, have been created by eruptions of side volcano of Fujiyama (Mt. Fuji) in 9th century. Eruptions destroyed old rich forest and had filled the land with lava. The oldest trees generated on the lava are estimated back 300 years, meaning current mysterious Sea of Trees is still relatively young forest. In this mysterious forest, some say compass mal-functioned and others say compass completely broken. In this Sea of Trees, we are able to see lots of caves like bat cave, wind cave and ice cave, created by the same volcanic activities.
1. See beautiful forest known as Sea of Forests on lava with thin soil layer
2. Explore two caves. Saiko Bat Cave and Fugaku Fuketsu (Fugaku Wind Cave) and visit another Ryugu Cave.
3. Understand Mt. Fuji activities
4. Feel mysteries of the forest
As options, I can take you to Nenba as Saiko Iyashi No Sato, and/or hot spring to which all are welcome even with tattoos.
By coming to Saiko Bat Cave as a meeting point by Green Line bus (stop 66) from Kawaguchiko Station by yourself and taking the same Green Line bus from Fugaku Fuketsu (Wind Cave, bus stop 71), where you end the tour, back to Kawaguchiko Station, you can experience local route bus rides in coming and going back while enjoying the area and great view of Mt. Fuji.