Mt Omuro Walking Tour
Perhaps the most important landmark on the peninsula, Mt. Omuro has had a great impact on Izu's geography and culture. The tour starts with a 1 kilometer walk around the rim of this dormant volcano. From the top of Mt. Omuro, you have a 360° view including the Sagami and Suruga Bays, the Izu-Oshima islands, Mt. Fuji, and Izu's interior mountains. We'll learn about Mt. Omuro's sacred history, relationship to Mt. Fuji, and vital connection to a local village.
About the 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.
Book The Mt. Omuro Tour
Times: Morning tour (9:30-12:00) | Afternoon tour (2:00-4:30pm)
Days: Thursday-Monday (closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
Cost: $165 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.
The price above is for the tour only.
Jimmy’s Izu Tours is a Guide Only business. Japanese law allows us to collect payment for the guide service only. Customers must pay separately for transportation to/from the tour start/end points, and all other expenses.
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.
We’ll meet and greet, and your guide will get you a taxi to Mt. Omuro, where our tour begins. (*Japanese law does not allow guides to transport clients without a special license).
If you are coming by car, then we’ll meet at Mt. Omuro:
〒413-0231 Shizuoka, Itō, Futo, 1317-13 Omuro Lift