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

Odakyu Rapid Express (Shinjuku-Isehara) / Approx. 60 minutes
Kanagawa Chuo Kotsu Bus (Isehara-Oyama Cable Bus Stop) / Approx. 30 minutes
Walk (Oyama Cable Bus Stop-Oyama Cable) / Approx. 15 minutes

Value Pass

We recommend an economical Tanzawa-Oyama Freepass for excursions in the Tanzawa-Oyama region. The Tanzawa-Oyama Freepass provides you with one Odakyu Line round-trip from Tokyo (between the starting station and Hon-Atsugi / Shibusawa) and the freedom to hop on and off, as often as you like in the specified areas. In addition, you will also receive discounts at 27 places along the way, including must-see sightseeing spots and great restaurants. Ticket A, also allows you to freely take advantage of the Oyama Cable.

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.

(Oyama Cable Station) 667 Oyama, Isehara-shi, Kanagawa-ken

Tanzawa-Oyama area: Recommended sightseeing guide