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Discover a Sea of Trees and a Wind Cave


Explore Mt. Fuji and an amazing forest with your wheelchair


Traveling poses some accessibility issues for wheelchair users, but one tour has been developed especially for nature lovers who happen to use a wheelchair. Guided private tours by Houdini Corporation, available in English, allow your group of up to six people, including one wheelchair user, to get the most out of the incredible natural phenomena of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park


Explosions of Japan’s iconic Mt. Fuji in the ninth century created lava flows; located at its northern foot is Aokigahara Forest, which covers these ancient flows. Legendary lava tubes also formed as a result of volcanic activity in this area, the largest of which is known as Wind Cave. Its basalt walls and airy chambers keep a constant temperature of about three degrees Celsius, so the cave was used for silkworm storage in the past when sericulture flourished in Japan and before refrigeration technology was developed. Feel the mystery of this environment, where water drips along the walls and it’s      cold in all seasons. Even compasses have been known to malfunction in this labyrinth of caves.



One of Japan’s greatest old-growth forests, Aokigahara Forest, is a part of the Mt. Fuji area and is recognized not only as a Natural Monument of Japan, but also as a part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Aokigahara’s Sea of Trees contains rare geological phenomena resulting from Mt. Fuji’s eruptions. Take in the tranquil yet tantalizing ambience of the forest and caves from the comfort of your wheelchair as drones and handy cameras are used by your guide to display real-time images of icicles, lava terraces, and other fascinating features, such as the imprints of burnt fallen trees on the cave walls.


Transportation to the area and the trails are wheelchair accessible (for manual wheelchairs, not battery-powered units). 


Access: From Tokyo Station, take the Chuo Line limited express train to Otsuki Station (about one hour 50 minutes), then change to the Fujikyuko Line for Kawaguchiko Station (about one hour). From Kawaguchiko Station, take the Fujiko bus to Fugaku Wind Cave (about 50 minutes).


Wheelchair Private Exploration with Drone in Aokigahara (Fuji Hokuroku Universal Adventure Tourism Cooperative)


2068-1 Saiko Aokigahara, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken


Approx. 1 hour or more




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