Mt. Omuro which famous for Yamayaki (Burning Mountain), is a 580 m tall volcano located in Shizuoka Prefecture. The mountain is a part of Fuji-Hakone National Park and also an Important Natural Monument. The mountain resembles a bowl placed upwards in 360-degree view; on top of the mountain, there is a 300 m wide and 70 m deep crater.
The slopes of the mountain are covered with Kaya grass which makes it look like a soft pillow. Therefore the mountain changes its colors every season if you look at it from afar: in summer, it is yellow and green, because of fresh leaves, in autumn it is covered with light yellow pampas grass and in winter it is completely white. In early spring, the mountain is black because of the Yamayaki. Yamayaki is a traditional event that has been held for more than 700 years; it includes burning out the kaya grass on the slopes, so that new shoots can grow. Tourists with torches also can participate.
You can reach the summit via the lift in 5 minutes. The round-trip fee is 500 yen for junior high school students or above, 250 yen for children below age 4. Business hours are from 9:00-16:45 between March 1 and March 15. Between March 16 and September 30 – 9:00-17:15. From October 1 – February 28 – 9:00-16:15. On January 1 – 5:40-16:15. Ticket sales stop 15 minutes before closing. There are walking trails around the crater which people can enjoy the open view.
JR Ito Station or Izu-Kogen Station. Take Tokai bus and get off at "Shaboten Koen" bus stop.
Car: Numazu IC on Tomei expressway. Free parking is available.
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Description: Mt. Omuro
|Sights||Mt. Omuro (大室山)|
672-2 Ike, Ito-shi, Shizuoka
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0557-51-0258|
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|Recommended target||Family Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Mt. Omuro