Oyama has abundant supplies of timber, and from the Edo period, the region's skilled craftsmen have been turning wooden tops. In Japan, spinning tops are considered as charms to bring in good fortune, family wellbeing, business prosperity or good crops. Today, the spinning tops of Oyama are still crafted by traditional methods to achieve their characteristic rich colors and elaborate shapes, and they are a perfect souvenir choice. The approach leading to Oyama cable lined with shops is aptly named Koma Sando (Spinning Top Avenue).
With just the addition of a limited express surchage, use your Discount Pass to enjoy the relaxed comfort of the Romancecar with reserved only seating. See the website for fares, sales locations and other information.