Other recommended tourist courses
Nijyu-no-Taki Fall, MiharashidaiIt is an easy walk from Oyama Afuri Shrine Shimosha
Nijyu-no-taki Fall is a small but clean fall and has long been a place of performing ablutions.
Miharashidai is a special spot looking up Oyama.
Plenty of tables and seats are available for visitors.
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Best season for visiting Tanzawa-Oyama
Spring (new green leaves) May - June
Fall (autumnal leaves) mid-November - early December
Another recommendation! Summer lanterns Fantastic illumination pleases visitors' eyes
Introduced in Michelin Green Guide Japon revised Fourth Edition (in French)!
A travel guide published by Michelin, a French tire manufacturer, "Michelin Green Guide Japon revised Fourth Edition" introduced Oyama in it and gave Oyama one star. The view from Oyama Afuri Shrine was also introduced and rated two stars. Oyama Afuri Shrine and Oyama-dera Temple were also introduced in the guidebook.
View from Oyama Afuri Shrine
From Oyama Afuri Shrine Honsha (top of Oyama) you can enjoy the view overlooking the Kanto Plain. From Shimosha situated half-way up Oyama (altitude 696m) spreads a magnificent Sagami Bay's view. The night view is also spectacular.
Oyama (1,252m) towers in the center of Sagami Plain and belongs to Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi National Park. The mountain has been worshipped by the people from the past. Paying a visit to Oyama became popular in the Edo period among the common people and many paths opened up that led to Oyama from various locations.
Oyama Afuri Shrine
Oyama Afuri Shrine is believed to have been built in 97 B.C. during the reign of the tenth Emperor Sujin. It has its head shrine, Honsha, on top of the mountain and lower shrine, Shimosha, half-way up the mountain. Oyama has long been worshipped as a sacred mountain that protects the surrounding area. Oyama has also been called Amefuri-san (rain mountain) and served as a center of offering prayers for rain.
Oyama-dera Temple is believed to have been founded by Nara Todaiji Temple's leader monk, Ryouben Soujo in 755. Today it is also loved as "Oyama's Ofudo-san" by the people. In addition to being one of the three major Fudos in the Kanto region, iron-made Fudo Myo-o and Nidoji-zo which are the temple's principal objects of worship, cast by Gangyo Shonin are designated as national important cultural properties. Oyama-dera Temple's deep red autumn leaves attract many tourists in fall.