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Mount Omuro has an elevation of 580 meters and it is a symbol of the Izu-kogen Plateau. The mountain stands out on the plateau due to its round figure like that of an upside-down bowl. A chair lift will take you to the mountain top. You have a 360-degree panoramic view from there and a stunning view of Mount Fuji and Izu Oshima Island in the ocean as well. It is a volcanic mountain that was formed about 5,000 years ago. People in Izu have revered it as a holy mountain. They believe that the mountain brings safety for their ships and a good haul of fish. The center of the mountain has a large crater. There is a hiking trail around it where visitors can enjoy a thrilling hike.
- Omuro-yama, Futo, Ito-shi, Shizuoka
- Contact No.
- *Take Izu Tokai Bus from Izu Kyuko Izu-kogen Station or JR Ito Station to Shaboten Park *From JR Ito Station, you can also take a Izu Tokai Bus and get off at Shaboten bus stop
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Opening hours: 9:00-17:15 (10/1-3/5 9:00-16:15, 3/6-3/15 9:00-16:45 & 5:40-16:15, 1/1 5:40-16:15)
Closed: No chair lift service in bad weather. Closed for an inspection for few days in June and December.
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 2 hours
- Admission fee
- A chair lift round trip ticket: Adults (junior high school students and over) 500 yen, children (4 years old and over) 250 yen
- Other Information
- *Last admission for the chair lift is 15 minutes before the last service.
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Taking a Chair Lift to the Top
A chair lift will take you to the top of Mt. Omuro. If you turn around, you will see an amazing view of the Izu Peninsula behind you. When you descend, you will see the expansive view in front of you. If you are afraid of heights, it might be a little overwhelming. But the mountain slope is always close to your feet, so you won't feel like you are dangling in the air.
A Gentle Slope
The slope of the crater is very gentle. There is a stairway for you to go down. At the bottom of the crater, visitors can enjoy archery. Everyone is welcome, so why don't you try it?
View From the Top
There is a path around the crater of Mt. Omuro. The view from the top is very thrilling, so you might get scared by just walking on the path. The view of the Izu islands floating on the Pacific Ocean is absolutely beautiful.
Omuro Yamazakura-no Sato
After getting off the chair lift, take a stroll on the foot of Mt. Omuro. The area is known as a cherry blossom viewing site called Omuro Yamazakura-no Sato. These cherry trees are called Jugatsu Zakura (October cherry blossoms). This is because these flowers surprisingly begin to bloom in mid-September. So for the eight months of mid-September through early May, visitors can enjoy various kinds of cherry blossoms. Mt. Omuro provides the perfect background for this stunning cherry blossom scene.