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Experience the sculptural beauty created by nature and feel the essence of the Izu Plateau.
Omuro Mountain, an independent peak with an altitude of 580m, is located in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. This volcano, which looks like an overturned bowl, is a beloved symbol of the Izu Plateau. Formed by volcanic activity about 4000 years ago, Omuro Mountain is a nationally designated natural monument and the largest scoria cone in the eastern Izu Volcanic Group.
It takes about 6 minutes to reach the summit by lift. The 'Crater Walk' around the rim of the former eruption site is about 1 kilometer long, offering a 360-degree panoramic view that includes Mount Fuji, the Southern Alps, the Izu Islands, and the Boso Peninsula. The Sengen Shrine, which enshrines the gods of safe childbirth and matchmaking, is located within the crater, while five life-sized Buddha statues are placed at the summit's west side. Omuro Mountain, once considered sacred itself, is also popular as a power spot.
On New Year's Day, a special lift operation starts early in the morning, allowing you to see the first sunrise from near Izu Oshima Island. Also, in February each year, the 'Mountain Burning' event is held where the entire mountain is set on fire. With a history said to be over 700 years old, this event originally aimed to collect high-quality reeds and control pests. Today, it is a major event announcing the arrival of spring in Izu and is a continuing traditional event.
A nationally designated natural monument, formed by volcanic activity.
Enjoy the breathtaking view on the 'Crater Walk' around the 1-kilometer-wide eruption site.
From the summit, a 360-degree panorama unfolds from Mount Fuji to the Izu Islands.
The 'Sengen Shrine' at the summit enshrines the gods of safe childbirth and matchmaking, making it a popular power spot.
The breathtaking 'Mountain Burning,' a harbinger of spring in Izu.
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Do you have signs or pamphlets in foreign languages? (If you do, which languages are available?)
English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese are available.
Are coin lockers available?
Available (for a fee).
Are there restrooms nearby?
There are toilets at the foot and top of the mountain.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 672-2 Ike, Ito City, Shizuoka
- Lift Closed
Lift maintenance days in June and December.
*May be closed due to inclement weather or strong winds.
March to September: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Last ride from the summit: 5:15pm)
October to February: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Last ride from the summit: 4:15pm)
Special lift operation for New Year’s sunrise viewing: 5:40am-8:00am (subject to change)
*Tickets for the special operation are sold until 7:00am.
*Normal operation starts after the special operation ends (9:30am~)
- Round trip lift ticket: Adults (junior high school students and older): 1,000 yen, Children (elementary school students and older): 500 yen *Free for preschool children
(1) Take the Izu Tokai Bus from the Izu Kyuko Line’s Izu-Kogen Station for about 20 minutes, getting off at Shaboten Park, then a short walk.
(2) Take the Izu Tokai Bus from the Izu Kyuko Line’s Ito Station for about 40 minutes, getting off at Shaboten Park, then a short walk.
- Credit Cards
- Not accepted
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)