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Mt. Oyama, Kanagawa Prefecture

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Mount Ōyama, also Mount Afuri or Mount Kunimi, is a 1252m high mountain situated on the border of Isehara, Hadano and Atsugi in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Together with Mount Tanzawa and other mountains in the Tanzawa Mountains it forms the Tanzawa-Ōyama Quasi-National Park. Mount Ōyama is a popular sightseeing spot in Kanagawa Prefecture.GeologyThe mountain is made from non-alkali mafic rock. The rock is 7-15 million years old. The rock was extruded on the sea floor during the Neogene and then pushed up and onto the island of Honshu when the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc collided with the rest of Japan.Holy mountainMount Ōyama has long been regarded as a holy mountain and object of worship. Religiously motivated mountain climbing has been practiced since the Hōreki era (1751–1764) and the various paths leading there were called Ōyama Kaidō. Today this name survives as the pseudonym of Route 246.At the top of the mountain is the head office of the Ōyama-Afuri Shrine. Lower down the mountain is the lower shrine and the Ōyama-dera. Afuri refers to the high amount of rain and clouds associated with the mountain. Farmers pray at Ōyama-Afuri Shrine to the rain god.
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  • Three days on Sunday, was climbing Oyama. Parked the car in the parking lot, from the gentle ascent to Oyama Temple, Shimo-afuri shrine, and the Summit. More and more people are climbing light, became worried. I think decisions during this climb is not necessary either. Hoarfrost near the Summit of shining and sparkling and clean.
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  • Taking advantage of the mountain sometimes joined the Group was born, went to the ōyama mountain climbing for the first time. March ōyama mountain climbing Marathon, March 3rd week this weekend like a tofu Festival, but did not climb to avoid the 本坂, yabitsu pass, got confused.
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  • I have been to this mountain 3 times for a day hike. It is much better to visit this mountain when there is snow at peak. When I visited it in Feb-2017, it was same. Temperature at peak was -5 degree....  more »