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Mount Omuro

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Mount Omuro (大室山 Ōmuroyama) is a volcano south of Ito City on the eastern coast of the Izu Peninsula. Extinct for 3,700 years, the cone-shaped mountain is completely covered in grass and has a circular trail around its crater mound at an altitude of 580 meters. The trail is about one kilometer in length. The Ōmuroyama Volcano Geosite is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (富士箱根伊豆国立公園 Fuji-Hakone-Izu Kokuritsu Kōen) that spans Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Kanagawa and parts of Tokyo.

The summit of Mount Ōmuro can only be accessed by chairlift (about 5 minutes) and offers spectacular panoramic views of Izu and the Izu Islands. Along the trail, there are stone images of jizō (地蔵), guardians of children and patron deities of deceased infants in Japanese culture. A small shinto shrine sits on the bank of the crater which measures 300 meters in diameter. At the bottom of the crater is an...
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