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Saiko Bat Cave

2068 Saiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture 400-0334, Japan
+81 555-82-3111
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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Tokyo, Japan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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

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Kanpur, India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

These caves house lots of bat species. If you don't like confined places, this place is not for you as at some places you will have to crawl inside the caves. Could not see any bats though and the entry fee of 500 Yen is too high.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

The cave was easy to get to, located right in front of the Saiko-Komoriana retro bus stop, and there was practically no one there. We were given hard hats, and after short walk through a serene forest, we traveled down into the cave. It was cool exploring the different paths of the cave, some of which included very low ceilings... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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119 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

the caves was pretty low, in fact 2 of the routes might force u to crawl thru, helmet provided for safety, moderate lightning in cave, enjoy the patterns the lava formed in the caves

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