You can enjoy the nature of the mountain and the view it presents on a day trip from central Tokyo. You can indulge in a historical ambience at the mysterious temple. You can enjoy traditional tofu dish there.
Mt. Oyama located in Isehara City, Kanagawa, is popular for visitors to enjoy a view of nature every season. The revised 4th edition of the Michelin Green Guide Japan gave Oyama one star and a view from the Oyama Afuri Shrine two stars. Beautiful fresh green in spring and colorful foliage in fall are must-sees. The Oyama temple was founded in 755 and an iron-made Fudo-myoo statue, the principal image of worship, has been registered as a National Important Cultural Property. The Afuri Shrine is said to have been founded in 97 B.C., and it is venerated as a mountain god and a water god. From the precincts of the lower shrine of the Afuri Shrine, a grand view of the Sagami Bay can be enjoyed. A cable car offers an easy access to the Oyama temple and the lower shrine of the Afuri Shrine. A new type of cable car started to operate from October 2015, and its large glass windows and observation seats make the view even more beautiful. Also, the tofu bean curd made using the famous water in Oyama is superb, and a tofu kaiseki multi-course meal and desserts using the tofu can be enjoyed. It is a 15-minute walk to the Oyama Cable Car Station after getting off at the final stop of a Kanagawa Chuo Bus leaving from the Isehara Station on the Odakyu Line.