Enjoy hiking Mt. Oyama, an easy access hiking trip from Tokyo, with a local JMGA mountain guide Yukio to explore the richness and delightful nature of this area.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Mt. Oyama is a sacred mountain and has ancient holy sites such as the Oyama Temple and Oyama Afuri Shrine.The mountain is very accessible from Tokyo, just 90 minutes travel on Odakyu-line, and it offers a variety of trails with amazing views !
The hike starts with a cable car ride half way up the mountain and from there it is 1 to 1.5 hours to the top. I will guide you along the paths and also explain the history of the temples, shrines and traditional old style shopping streets whilst we trek up and down the summit! From the top of the mountain we can enjoy a beautiful landscape of the entire Kanto Plain and Mt. Fuji. When the air is especially clear, we can even see the far away urban landscape of Metropolitan Tokyo…! For animal lovers there is also the possibility of seeing deers along the way…since there is a deer park nearby.The hike down will take about 45 minutes and we can get a late lunch upon our return. The restaurants at Mt. Oyama serve fantastic dishes that are made from local ingredients and pure local waters. If you like tofu then you will be in luck as tofu is very famous here – Oyama tofu!If you are looking for a memorable 1 day hiking trip from Tokyo, I can take you on an unforgettable journey!! In addition to the hiking trip I can also offer optional side trips to other cultural attractions that may be of interest.Please contact me and I will be very happy to be your guide to Mt. Oyama!Levels:For anyone who can comfortably walk on mountain paths for 2 hours or more.
- Guiding fee
09:00 – Meet at Isehara Station and take a bus or a car for 20 mins to Mt. Oyama entrance. Go Hiking !14:00 – Back to Isehara Station if no lunch.15:00 – Back to Isehara Station if lunch taken at Mt. Oyama.
Accommodation Options (for those who wish to stay over night in the Mt. Oyama area): I can arrange the Shukubo (Temple Lodging) for around 15,000 yen per night including breakfast and dinner.
Costs not included: - Cable Car - Lunch - Transportation
Group No's: The tour normally requires a minimum of 2 people (to a maximum of 10 people) but I am flexible and depending on your requirements a tailor made tour can be created.
Please advise numbers / activities when making your booking.
Isehara Station (1 hour from Shinjuku) at 9:00 am
I have enjoyed climbing mountains since I was a high school boy. Since then, I've also lived and worked in the Netherlands for 10 years and in the US for 7 years, where I have enjoyed climbing in the alps and in the Yosemite, and ski mountaineering in the alps.
After my return to Japan, I rediscovered the beauty of Japan's nature and its mountains. I would be very happy to share this with you, not only through climbing, but together with good local sake and food, and some photography under the stars.
I guide through the season, and my favourite mountains are my local mountains that are in Tanzawa area as well as Hakkoda in Aomori, in the North. My passion also includes photography. I will be able to give you lots of tips on mountain photography even if only have smartphone or compact digital cameras.
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We made contact with Yukio through the Explore-Share website. We corresponded by email about our requirements, Yukio proposed a couple of alternative routes and we settled on a route that gave a day’s hiking with some fantastic views and an interesting stop over at the Owakudani volcano. Yukio was friendly, professional and proactive. A very rewarding day - the family regarded our hike with Yukio as definitely one of the highlights of our two week tour.
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