Mt Omuro Walking Tour
Looking for an authentic Japan travel experience off the beaten path? Join our Mt. Omuro walking tour and discover some of the most unique scenery Japan has to offer. Mt. Omuro is perhaps the most important landmark on the Izu peninsula.
On this tour, you’ll walk around the rim of this dormant volcano and take in the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
Along the way, your local guide will share insights into Japanese history and culture, giving you a deeper understanding of the local area. You’ll learn about the volcanic activity that shaped the surrounding landscape, the significance of Mt. Omuro in local mythology, and the ways in which the local community has utilized the mountain’s resources over the years.
The spectacular view is an unforgettable experience. You can see the Sagami Bay and Izu-Oshima islands to the east, the Suruga Bay to the west, the interior mountains of Izu to the south, and of course majestic Mt. Fuji to the north.
About the Mt. Omuro Tour
We’ll take a lift to the top of Mt. Omuro and start our walk around the rim in a clockwise direction. After you catch your breath from the amazing view, we’ll start walking and discovering Mt. Omuro’s many stories. Many people walk past the Jizo statues facing the Sagami Bay on the east side of the mountain, but few people think much about them. For starters, are the really Jizo?
At the peak of the rim, on the south side, we’ll look deep into Izu’s interior mountains and learn about the amazing geology that created this peninsula.
On the west side, we’ll hear the story of the nyorai statues, why they’re here and learn about their role in Japanese mythology.
We’ll learn about the Shinto shrine in the center of the rim that has an important relationship to local culture and Mt. Fuji.
On our way back to the exit on the north side, if we’re lucky, we might be able to catch an awesome view of Mt. Fuji herself! She likes to hide in the clouds sometimes.
Time allowing, we’ll walk down to Sakura no Sato at the base of the mountain. The park is know for its huge variety of cherry trees and a local folktale.
If you’re looking for a unique and authentic Japan travel experience that combines natural beauty, cultural insights, and local experiences in Japan, this Mt. Omuro walking tour is the perfect choice. Book your tour today and discover the hidden gems of the Izu Peninsula.
Times: Morning tour (9:30-12:00) | Afternoon tour (2:00-4:30pm)
Days: Thursday-Monday (closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
Cost: $125 per person (minimum 2 people, maximum 6 people per tour)
Difficulty: Moderate – We will ride a simple chairlift to the top of the mountain. The walk around the rim includes uphill climbs and steep stairs.
Accessibility: Not handicapped accessible.
- Please make sure you have read and understand what the tour is about. Contact us with any questions.
- Check the CALENDAR for available dates and times.
- Fill out and submit the RESERVATION FORM.
- You’ll receive a confirmation and payment link.
- Please pay within 48 hours to reserve your requested time.
- You must pay in advance to join a tour. This is non-negotiable.
- Cancellation policy: We will refund 100% of your payment up to 5 days before the tour, 3-4 days – 50%, less than 48 hours – no refund.
Your guide will meet you at Izu Kogen train station. Turn right after you pass through the only exit, and walk out to the taxi stand.
Groups larger than 3 people will need to take a taxi and pay the taxi driver.
* Japanese law does not allow a private guide to include this price in a tour.
If you are coming by car, then we’ll meet at Mt. Omuro:
〒413-0231 Shizuoka, Itō, Futo, 1317-13 Omuro Lift