The real hike until the top of Mount Oyama starts on the left side next to the shrine. Steep stairs lead you to the hiking trail, which takes about two hours until the summit. Since it is a very tough hike, rugged footwear is a big recommendation.
On a clear and sunny day, you can even see Mount Fuji in the distance.
On the top of the mountain, food and beverages are on sale, but keep in mind that it might become very pricey. We bought two bottles of water and two small portions of “Kakigori” (a dessert made of shaved ice) and paid 1,600Yen (about 15US$), which was quite a shock. The best way to enjoy the stunning view is bringing your picnic blanket, prepare a lunchbox and have a nice break surrounded by nature.
If you are lucky you can even spot deers on your way back to the station.
Enjoy your trip to Mount Oyama!
Address: Isehara-shi, 259-1107 Kanagawa
– www.ooyama-cable.co.jp (Japanese only)
– www.afuri.or.jp (Japanese only)