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Address: 2068 Saiko, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 400-0334, Yamanashi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 555-82-3111
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Saiko Bat Cave

Nothing much to see, and certainly no bats. Go after lunch period to avoid the crowds. To come specifically for this is not worthwhile, but as one of the many stops along the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Benjamin G

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English first
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Nothing much to see, and certainly no bats. Go after lunch period to avoid the crowds. To come specifically for this is not worthwhile, but as one of the many stops along the sightseeing bus, it's alright. Relatively cheap entrance.

Thank Benjamin G
Singapore, Singapore
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218 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We were there for less than 30 minutes which includes over 5 minutes to reach the cave and to exit. The cave is basic, we didn't see any bat. The cave took about 10 to 15 minutes to walk through. Complete waste of time and money.

Thank 1place1dream
London, United Kingdom
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405 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We enjoyed our visit. There is a small fee to get in, then a short walk to the cave entrance. Helmets are provided and are needed as the ceiling is very low in places, requiring you to bend and almost crawl at times. The cave is very cold so wear something warm. We didn't see any bats but we were... More 

2 Thank TravellingOrange
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

You do get to walk through a very nice forest, the cave should be avoided by old, fat or tall people.

2 Thank mrapr
Alberta, Canada
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187 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

To be honest I was expecting the caves to be more extensive, but it was still worth visiting; it's always interesting to walk through a magma tunnel.

Thank RyguyC
Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The cave is a natural lava flow tunnel underground. That bats make their home in the caves in summer is evident by the guano on the ground. WARNING! If you are 1.8 m taller and above do not enter! Not unless you don't mind having to go on all fours to crawl through certain parts of the cave where the... More 

2 Thank Iceshadow
Solihull, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

So, if I had seen any bats I would have given this a different review. Paid for my Bat tour and met up with the guide (obviously my complete lack of naturist Japanese didn't help here) and proceeded on a 2 hr walk through the woods expecting to end up at a cave with bats in. Ohhhhh noooo, we ended... More 

1 Thank Bcbob1969
Tokyo, Japan
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94 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Wasn't sure what to expect but it's a small system of caves, didn't see any bats. The kids that were there were really scared as it's terribly dark in some areas and the floor is all uneven. If you small children with you or have mobility problems then I don't recommend a visit, you'll need to be pretty agile to... More 

2 Thank Travellinglight2011
Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

cant see any bats, but many small holes to squeeze through..u must be very agile to visit this cave..i guess the bats are in deeper part of the cave that no tourists allow to go as we will disturb them

Thank Jo-Jede
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

After reading about this place online, I wanted to see Aokigahara Forest for myself despite friends and family warning me against it, fearing that if I entered the famed "suicide forest" I'd be scarred for life. The Saiko Bat Cave offers curious tourists a good chance to get a glimpse of this infamous forest without having to worry about wandering... More 

2 Thank Jenn J

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