Mt Omuro Walking Tour

Mt. Omuro Tour

Theme: Japanese Mythology, Community Spirit, Izu's Unique Geology

Unveil the Mysteries of Mt. Omuro: A Journey Through Nature, Mythology, and Local Culture

Embark on a captivating Mt. Omuro walking tour, a hidden gem on the Izu peninsula, for an authentic and off-the-beaten-path Japan travel experience. Mt. Omuro, a dormant volcano, is one of Izu’s most prominent landmarks. This tour offers unique scenery and a profound connection to Japanese history and culture.

Tour Highlights

  • Walk around the rim of Mt. Omuro for stunning panoramic views.
  • Learn about Mt. Omuro’s role in the practical and spiritual aspects of nearby villagers.
  • Gain unique insights into Japanese history, culture, and volcanic activity shaping the landscape.
  • Discover the significance of Mt. Omuro in local mythology and the community’s survival.

Spectacular Views

The tour begins with a lift to the top of Mt. Omuro, unveiling breathtaking views of Sagami Bay, Izu-Oshima islands, Suruga Bay, interior mountains of Izu, and the majestic Mt. Fuji to the north. As we walk clockwise around the rim, you’ll try to catch your breath from the amazing scenery while delving into Mt. Omuro’s captivating stories.

Exploration and Discoveries

  • Encounter Jizo statues facing Sagami Bay, unraveling their mysteries.
  • Explore the geology that shaped the surrounding area.
  • Learn the story behind the nyorai statues on the west side.
  • Visit the Shinto shrine in the center of the rim, connecting mythological tales to local culture and Mt. Fuji.

Mt. Fuji's Glimpse and Community Connection

On our way back to the exit, there’s a chance to catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji if she decides to reveal herself from the clouds. Mt. Omuro is not just a scenic mountain; it’s a vital part of the local community. Explore shops and operations run by the village of Ike at the mountain’s base, offering an intimate look into a unique form of community-administered tourism.

A Unique and Authentic Experience
If you seek a one-of-a-kind Japan travel experience combining natural beauty, cultural insights, and local immersion, the Mt. Omuro walking tour is your perfect choice. Book today to uncover the hidden gems of the Izu Peninsula and create lasting memories of this enchanting journey.

Tour Details

Times: Morning (9:30-12:00) | Afternoon (2:00-4:30 pm)
Days: Thursday-Monday (closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
Cost: $250 (1-2 people), $300 per group (3 – 6 people)
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.

  • Check the CALENDAR for available dates and times.
  • Fill out and submit the RESERVATION FORM.
  • You’ll receive a confirmation and payment link. Your reservation will not be guaranteed until you pay in full.
  • 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.
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Calendar

Reservation Form

Include day and date (ex. Sat 1/7/2023)

Directions

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

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