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Oyama (Ohyama)


Autumn's foliage color at Afuri Shrine, Ohyama


Mount Oyama (Mt. Ohyama) , also called as Mount Afuri, is a 1,252 metres high mountain situated
near Isehara in Kanagawa Prefecture. Together with Mount Tanzawa and other mountains, it formed
the Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi-National Park. Mount Oyama is a popular sightseeing spot around
the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.

A special 'Romancecar' is operated by Odakyu Electric Railway during fall season, from downtown, Tokyo
to Isehara railway station. A bus connects the station on with the cable car station at the foot of
the mountain. Narrow road runs directly between the town areas and the cablecar station.
The cable car climbs to the top station. It is not far from the lower Afuri Shrine. Hiking from there,
it takes two hours to climb to the top of the mountain. Be aware that there was a death cased by
falling from this narrow mountain path.



A special express train, Odakyu's Romancecar started at Kitasenjyu, Tokyo.
A special limited express 'Metro-Momiji' for Isehara railway station

(L) Ohyama cablecar station (R) Afuri Shrine in autumn leaf color
Ohyama funicular railway


Afuri Shrine at Oyama (Ohyama), Kanagawa Prefecture 
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Mount Oyama has long been regarded as a holy mountain and object of worship. Religiously motivated
mountain climbing has been practiced since the 1751-1764 period. At the top of the mountain is
the head shrine of the Oyama-Afuri Jinjya. On the halfway up to the mountain, there is the temple,
called as Oyama-dera. 'Afuri' refers to the high amount of rain and clouds associated with the mountain
Farmers pray at Oyama-Afuri Shrine to the rain god
.


(L) Ohyama slope seen from the lookout
見晴台 (R) A shrine on the way to the lookout.

(L) (M) Oyama-dera temple (R) Fall on the way to the lookout
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Bright red autumn foliage at Oyama-dera temple 大山寺
All photographs of Oyama were taken in November 2012.


It takes about two hours to the summit from the Afuri shrine. However, a climber has to be very
careful on the narrow mountain trail, which is facing on the edge of a sharp slope, and there are
a couple of death cases.


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執筆 2012年11月 写真撮影 2010年9月、及び 2012年11月
禁煙席ネット主宰 医学博士 宮本順伯

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The article was written in November 2012,by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.




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