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400-year-old Cherry Blossom Viewing & Oyama Afuri Shrine Visit

Shonan Area 7h15m

The mountain behind the Oyama Afuri Shrine head office, also called the Cherry Blossom Mountain, has four North Japanese hill cherry trees that are said to be 400 years old. The largest of the four, the Greater Oyamazakura, has a trunk girth of 3.5 meters. After appreciating the trees, you'll be paying homage at the Oyama Afuri Shine, and then enjoying Oyama's famous tofu dishes and boar stew.

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Ooyama-cable

Ooyama cable car will take you to a great scenic spot that is located at a height of 700 m above sea level in 6 minutes. The cable car is 0.8 km long and the difference of elevation between stations is 278 m. Passengers can fully enjoy grand views from a large window of the cable car: a view of Enoshima spreading below the cable, seasonal sceneries of Oyama and other superb prospects. The cable...

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Ooyama Afuri Shrine

This is an ancient shrine which is said to be built over 2000 years ago. Known as a place for praying for rain, as well as a sacred ground revered by many generals, the pilgrimage to Mount Ooyama became popular in the Edo Period. In 2016, this pilgrimage was designated as a Japan heritage site, with the view from Afuri Shrine featured with two Michelin stars.

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