14,000 JPY (*Special Price) Every Thurs, Fri
Mt. Oyama is a holy mountain in Isehara City in Kanagawa Prefecture. It has been an object of worship and a place of teaching throughout history, and was worshipped by people from all walks of life. Minamoto no Yoritomo offered a sword to defeat the Taira clan here, and it is said that the culture of osamedachi (sword offering) was born out of this event. The influence of this culture can be seen in Japanese rakugo comedy and ukiyo-e art. The surrounding area is full of delights such as the historic Oyama Afuri Shrine, the stunning view from the mountain cable car and places to sample the local cuisine.
This shrine was built in 200 BCE. It houses important dieties such as Oyamatsumino-okami (Mountain God), Takaokamino-kami (Water God), and Oikazuchino-kami (Thunder God). The lower shrine has an “Osamedachi” exhibition (sword offering ritual), as well as a place where one can drink the mountain’s holy water.
Mt.Oyama is known as “rain fall mountain”, and has been revered as a place which can bring rain. The blessing of rain from the heavens gave birth to the thick forest area below, providing a habitat for the wild deer and boar.
This is a cable car which traverses an 800 meter gap that links the Oyama cable car station with the Afuri Shrine station. On the lower mountain side, there are numerous viewing seats with a curved glass that extends from below up to the ceiling, providing stunning views of the surrounding area.
There are numerous areas of interest along this path, including Oyama Tofu and Oyama Spinning Top Toys, guest houses where visitors can enjoy hot pot dishes made with local vegetables, and souvenir shops. There are 362 steps in all, and visitors can enjoy pictures of spinning tops and quizzes along the way to the top.
10:25 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Isehara Station by the ticket gate
Reservation closes on 15:00, 3 days before the tour date.
- This tour will recommence in April 2019 (due to seasonal restrictions)
◆Target age group
Guests must be 10 years of age or older
14,000 JPY (*Special Price)
- English speaking guide
- Bus fare (Isehara Station→Robentaki Waterfall )（Oyama Cable Station→Isehara Station）
- Cable car fare (Afuri Shrine Station→Oyama Cable Station)
- Lunch up to 1000yen
- Pottery throwing
Tour organizers may use photographs taken during the tour for advertisement.
The tour itinerary may be subject to change in case of weather conditions and various circumstances of the facilities.
Please notify us immediately if you have to cancel your participation.
You will be charged the cancellation fee based on the cancellation policy listed in Terms & Conditions.
- 10-8 days prior to the day of the tour: 20% of the total tour rate
- 7-2days prior to the day of the tour: 30% of the total tour rate
- 1 day prior to the day of the tour: 40% of the total tour rate
- On the day of the tour: 50% of the total tour rate
- After the commencement of the tour or no-show: 100% of the total tour rate