The hiking trials, only a short journey from Tokyo, give beautiful views of the four seasons.
Tanzawa-Oyama, just a short ride from Tokyo, is an area rich in mountains and the delights of nature and is especially famous for its hiking trails. The area's gateway Isehara is less than 1 hour away from Shinjuku on the Odakyu Line. With spectacular views from the mountain, the blue Lakes Miyagase and Tanzawa contrast with the springtime mountain greens, before later in the year exploding in flames of red and yellow autumn leaves; like so many before you, you will find the beauty of the region quite unforgettable.
Not only can your eyes feast in the joys of the four seasons, but also certainly worth a visit are such ancient holy sites as Oyama-dera Temple and the Oyama Afuri Shrine. In addition to hiking up the mountain, riding on the Oyama cable car with its aerial views, adds a little more drama to your journey. Sumptuous dishes made from local ingredients and the pure waters of Oyama are also very popular. Its tofu is so famous that people even say "tofu for Oyama, Oyama for tofu."
Access to Tanzawa-Oyama
Added enjoyments of cable cars
The Oyama cable cars situated in the Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi-National Park cover the 800m between Oyama cable and Afuri Shrine in a too quick 6 minutes. The cable cars climb 278m, and you will be treated to spectacular views of the changing scenery, and on clear days, the unforgettable panorama of the Sagami Plain stretching all the way to the Pacific ocean.