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Address: 2068 Saiko, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 400-0334, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Big and Beautiful Cave

If you like to see nature formation or creation, and you love to visit caves. This is right place. This cave doesn't have bats as name suggested, but its a lava cave formed by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
VirendraYadav-2014
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Atsugi, Japan
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I was recommended to visit the Saiko Bat Cave but it was a bad choice. I paid ¥250 but didn't see a single bat in the cave. Hence it's a waste of time.

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Atsugi, Japan
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98 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

If you like to see nature formation or creation, and you love to visit caves. This is right place. This cave doesn't have bats as name suggested, but its a lava cave formed by eruption during volcanic activity. It has some place where you have to literally be on your knees to pass through. 30 minutes is good enough to... More 

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1 Thank VirendraYadav-2014
Brussels, Belgium
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56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

In comparison to the lava caves I have visited in Iceland, this cave was very small. If you follow the course, you wander through the caves and if wanted you can take a road through very small corridors with low ceilings. We had fun, but nothing spectacular really. We also enjoyed the forest's scenery surrounding the cave. Check the time... More 

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Saskatoon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This attraction is only open during daytime hours, and of course bats are nocturnal, so don't get your hopes up. There are two locked gates inside the cave that I assume are there to keep the loud, obnoxious people away from the poor bats just trying to get a day's shut-eye. Also, very very low ceilings. They make you take... More 

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Thank Mercedes S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Small set of tunnels, slippery and uneven floor, could not access most of the route due to my bad back as it involved crouching down! Do mind your head and don't bother looking for bats, they're away from where the public have access to. However if you are interested in caves, geology, volcanic rock etc, then this is a cheap... More 

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Thank Annette M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Benjamin G
Singapore, Singapore
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277 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 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.

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Thank 1place1dream
London, United Kingdom
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468 reviews
249 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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.

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Alberta, Canada
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115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 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.

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