Interview

Oyama is a mountain with history that has been popular since the Edo period – Ms. Nishimura

OYAMA (Ms. Nishimura)

Oyama is a mountain with a lot of history – it has been prosperous since the Edo period after all! A lot of people come for the beautiful panoramic view at the top of the mountain. It is especially beautiful on a clear day, because you can see Mt. Fuji, Tokyo Sky Tree and the Southern Alps.

Climbing Mt. Oyama is far more enjoyable when you know the history and culture of it. I can’t speak English very well, but we have an English menu at our shop, so please stop by and try our dishes. This shop has been passed down for four generations since the beginning of the Meiji period, and I have been working here for 48 years now.

Some visitors say they want to spend a whole day at Oyama for relaxing, but there since I’m here for nearly 50 years there is nothing new about this place for me. That is why it is so interesting and refreshing to hear the stories of the visitors who come here the frist time.

You will need a lot of endurance to climb to the very top, so if you’re not sure you can make it I recommend hiking to the view point and taking a lunch break before heading to a local hot spring to refresh. Don’t forget your hiking shoes when you come to Oyama. You’re sure to love the nature you see during your climb.


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