On this recommended one-day itinerary, visit Mount Oyama and its surroundings, an area believed to have a great spiritual power from times of yore.
Approximately 60 minutes by express train on the Odakyu Line
Get information at ”Kururin House,” a tourism information center at the north exit of Isehara Station.
Approximately 30 minutes on the Kanagawa Chuo Kotsu Bus (get off at the Oyama Cable Car)
Local specialty tofu restaurants and souvenir shops line the approach to the shrine. The ”Oyama Koma” is a traditional local toy that serves as a good luck charm and souvenir to ensure all endeavors go well.
Approximately 15 minutes on foot via Sando
Approximately 3 minutes on the Oyama Cable Car
This cable car operates in Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi-National Park, providing convenient acces to Oyama Afuri-jinja shrine, Oyama-dera temple and great locations for mountain climbing.
Viewing the Japanese momiji (maple tree) leaves that decorate the temple environs in autumn is highly recommended. Try kawarake-nage, a practice where you throw a small plate down the cliff to rid yourself of bad luck and pray for your wishes to come true.
A 20-minute hike
Known alternatively as ”Aburisan” (meaning the mountain that brings rain), this is where people have come to pray for rain for some 400 years. The goshinsui (holy water) that bubbles up from under the main hall is a famous feature of Oyama and is potable.
Approximately 6 minutes on the Oyama Cable Car (get off at Oyama Cable Station)
Approximately 30 minutes on the Kanagawa Chuo Kotsu Bus
If you have enough time before departure, you can take a break at one of the cafés in the station.
Approximately 60 minutes on the Odakyu Line