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Funatsu lava tree molds(Kawaguchiko Field Center)

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Area:Mt. Fuji/Fuji Five Lakes

Kawaguchiko Field Center is located on the Ken-Marubi lava flow (1,050m above the sea level) at the northern foot of Mt. Fuji. Around the center, there are more than 100 lava tree mold caves, which are geologically very unique in the world. The lava tree molds are trees coated with solid lava, which flowed out from Mt. Fuji at the time of eruption. They are nationally designated as Natural Monuments. How about a guided walk through nature, strolling around a group of these unique lava tree mold caves? The special nature guides help you find paw-prints, and offer interesting knowledge about birds, plants, and nature, which you would not be able to learn on your own. If you want to enjoy the nature at your own pace, choose a Holiday Guide Walk for families. Or if you want to walk on your own, choose a Self Guide Walk and enjoy walking according to the guide sheet. Craft-making courses give you experiences of craftworks made of natural materials, such as a paperweight with pressed flowers, an owl made of pampas grass, and a paintable birdcall. Why don’t you make your own one-of-a-kind souvenir to treasure forever? All craftworks take about an hour and anyone can casually enjoy them. There is also the Sozo-no-mori camping site 500m away from the center, where you can enjoy day-camping from April to mid-November. Our staff will gently instruct how to cook outdoors, so even beginners can have an enjoyable time!






6603 Funatsu Minami Tsuru District Fuji Kawaguhciko Town


Nearest I.C.

Chuo Expressway, Kawaguchiko IC

Nearest station

Fujikyuko Line, Kawaguchiko Station

Nearest highway bus stop

Kawaguchiko eki (Station)

Nearest bus stop

Kankyo-Kagaku-Kenkyujo iriguchi (city bus):Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences

Transportation details

10 minutes from Chuo Expressway, Kawaguchiko IC /15 minutes from Fujikyuko Line, Kawaguchiko Station by taxi







Free Parking


Rest room 

Activities Program


List of hands-on programs, remarks

Nature guide walk tour (Reservation required/ the fixed number: 20 people)
One hour course: 4,500 yen (15 people and more)
Two hour course: 7.500 yen (15 people and more)
Holiday guide walk tour (Reservation required/ the fixed number: 10 people)
Adult: 1,000 yen
Elementary, Junior high and High school student: 500yen
Self guide walk (Reservation required/ the fixed number: 20 people)
Adult: 200 yen
Elementary, Junior high and High school student: 100yen
Craft class (Reservation required)
Start at 550yen

Can be enjoyed in wet weather


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Kawaguchiko Field Center

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Opening Hours

9:00 am -5:00 pm

Closing Days

Mondays (Open on holidays Open every day from June to August)


View of Mt. Fuji 

Universal Design

Assistance dogs allowed  Wheelchair user participation  Rest room for wheelchair users  Automatic door for major entrances  AED equipped 

This information is current as of March 26, 2019
The contents are subject to change without prior notification.
Please contact each facility, shop or tourist spot for further information.