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Registered as a Japan Heritage Site! Experience 'Oyama - mari'

(TOP Image) The foliage at the Oyama Afuri Shrine's Shimosha (Image Source): Ise-hara Tourism Association Mt. Oyama, the symbol of Ise-hara City, has long been worshiped. Furthermore, it became popular as a place where you can both play and pray in the Edo Period, when the Oyama Pigrimage came into being. The cultural value of this Oyama - mairi* was affirmed when it was registered as a Japan Heritage Site*. ※"Oyama Pilgrimage": A unique pilgrimage of the common people from the Edo Period, where craftsmen such as steeplejacks would carry massive logs from Edo, purify their bodies in a waterfall, and then head to the summit to make an offering. ※「Japan Heritage」・・・Japan Heritage is the story Japan's culture and tradition told through the regional history and characteristics of Japan that have been recognized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
  Oyama, which has rich nature and is overflowing with historical culture, is an attractive place in any season! In recent years, it has become a popular place for tourists both domestic and foreign alike.
  〈The Seasons of Oyama〉
Spring
Oyama Sakura (Image Source: Ise-hara Tourism Association)
Summer (Image Source: Ise-hara Tourism Association)
Autumn
the Foliage at Oyama Dera (Image Source: Ise-hara Tourism Association) Every year, the Oyama Foliage Festival is held when the foliage changes, with many participants every year.  
Oyama Dera foliage light up (Image Source: Ise-hara Tourism Association)
When the foliage changes, the front gate in light up, and countless tourists take photos. During this period, the cable car runs late, and operates into the night. Winter
(Image Source: Ise-hara Tourism Association)
〈 Experience the nostalgic view from Koma Sando!〉
  From the last stop on Oyama's bus to the cable car station is the Koma Sando. It is a pathway that leads up to Oyama over 362 steps that take about 15 minutes to climb.
Eat and see many types of specialty items at the stores that line the stone steps on both sides, such as souvenir and tofu shops, for a fun time climbing Oyama.
Entrance to Koma Sando
Hot konjac balls. Good to eat as you walk.
Tofu Restaurant
Climb the 362 steps as you read the messages posted here and there on the stairs!
Oyama cable car (A season of colored leaves is big congestion)
Oyama cable car station (Extremely busy during foliage season)
〈The main souvenirs at Oyama〉 "Tofu" from Koide tofu store(Image Source: Ise-hara tourism Association
The Kanekoya, "Oyama Koma" (Image Source: Ise-hara tourism Association)
The main shop of the Otsuya Kyarabuki, "Kyarabuki"(Image Source: Ise-hara tourism Association)
Get off at the final stop of the Oyama cable car. Head to the Shimosha of the Oyama Afuri Shrine.
Shimosha of the Oyama Afuri Shrine (Image Source: Oyama Afuri Shrine)
Did The person who has come to "Oyama mairi” in the Edo Period see the same sights?
Oyama Dera (Image Source: Ise-hara Tourism Association)
 
 Ise-hara, there are also many hiking courses, so take the opportunity to visit the fantastic Oyama.
〈Access to Oyama〉
Get off at the Ise-hara Station on the Odakyu Odawara Line. Ride the "For Oyama Cable" bus from bus stop number 4 beneath the north exit of the station. You will reach the final stop, the "Oyama Cable" bus stop after about 30 minutes. ※It is about 15 minutes on foot to get from the final bus stop to the cable car station.

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