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Mt. Mihara, Mt. Mihara Volcano

Mt. Mihara, Mt. Mihara Volcano

Dormant volcano with an elevation of 758m located at the center of Oshima.
There is a hiking route from the entrance to the summit area, with an estimated round-trip time of 1 hour and 30 minutes to and from the volcanic crater lookout.
The 400m-diameter crater, with its perfectly rounded basin, is truly marvelous.

  • Take the Mt. Mihara Bus Line from the port district, and get off at Mt. Mihara Volcano Summit Entrance (Miharayama Sancho Iriguchi).

Oshima Black Desert (YouTube Video)

Mt. Mihara Summit Pit Crater (YouTube Video)

 

Hillside Crater

Hillside Crater

A volcanic vent opened here on the outer flanks of Mt. Mihara during an eruption in 1986.
The area is now served by walking trails.

 

Mt. Mihara Volcano Hot Spring (Oshima Onsen Hotel)

Mt. Mihara Volcano Hot Spring (Oshima Onsen Hotel)

The Oshima Onsen Hotel, located at the 7th stage up the sides of Mt. Mihara, is famous for its open air hot spring with a spectacular view.
You can relax in the hot spring in the evening after a long day of hiking even if you are not staying at the hotel.

  • Take the Miharayama bus from the port district, and get off at the Mt. Mihara Volcano Hot Spring (Miharayama Onsen).
 

Tokyo Municipal Oshima Park (Camellia History Museum and Zoo Park)

Tokyo Municipal Oshima Park (Camellia History Museum and Zoo Park)

On an expansive site of 327ha, this park includes Japan's largest camellia garden, a nature zoo park, a campsite, and a coastline walking course featured in "500 Japan Trails," for a full sampling of Oshima's natural beauty. Free.

  • Take the Oshima Park Bus Line from the port district, and get off at Oshima Park.
 

Camellia Tunnel

Camellia Tunnel

Camellia trees line both sides of the road, forming a canopy tunnel 100 meters long.

  • Take Oshima Park Bus Line from the port district, and get off at Camellia Tunnel (Tsubaki Tunnel).
 

Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum

Introduction to the history and traditional crafts of Oshima from its very beginnings down to the present day. Features ancient dwellings relocated to the museum. Admission charged.

  • Take the Oshima Park Bus Line from the port district, and get off at the Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum (Kyodo Shiryokan).
 

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

Izu Oshima Volcano Museum

One of the few museums in the world dedicated to volcanoes, this museum presents eruptions at Mt. Mihara as well as an introduction to volcanoes of the world. Admission charged.

  • Take the Habu Port Bus Line from Motomachi Port, and get off at Volcano Museum (Kazan Hakubutsukan-mae).
 

Tsubaki-hana Garden

Tsubaki-hana Garden

Approximately 15000 square meters of virgin forest Seasonal flowers such as camellia and hydrangea,
A sod plaza looking out over Mt.Fuji Go-Karts, Miniature Golf course,
Rabbit forest where you can come into contact with rabbits Fresh roasted milk senbei(Japanese creackers)and Manjuu(a steamed yeast bun with filling).

  • Take the Miharayama bus from the port district, and get off at the Tsubaki-hana Garden.
 

Oshima "Furusato" Country Plaza

Oshima "Furusato" Country Plaza

At this hands-on craft center, experiment with camellia oils and herbal dyes to turn out your own ceramics. Reservation required

  • Take the Oshima Park Bus Line from the port district, and get off at the Oshima "Furusato" Country Plaza (Furusato Taikenkan).
 

Pare La'mere(Shellfish Museum)

Pare La'mere(Shellfish Museum)

One of the few museums in Japan to specialize in shells of the world. Myriads of shells on display, from both southern and northern waters.
You will feel like you have truly come to a "palace of the sea." Admission charged.

  • Take the Habu Port Bus Line from Motomachi Port, and get off at Pare La'mere(Shellfish Museum).
 

Senba Stratum Section

Senba Stratum Section

Along the island ring road heading from Motomachi Port to Habu a series of geological strata is exposed to view. Beginning 1.5 million years ago, hundreds of eruptions from Mt. Mihara have deposited multiple layers of ash and lava rock. About 90 layers have been counted stretching over 1000 meters along and rising 30 meters in depth, in a beautiful formation that has been compared to a layer cake.

  • Take the Habu Port Bus Line from Motomachi Port, and get off at Stratum Section (Chiso Danmen).
 

Habu Lookout

Habu Lookout

Nice view of the beautifully circular Habu Port, which once long ago formed a volcanic vent.

  • Take the Habu Port Bus Line from Motomacho Port, and get off at Habu Lookout (Habu Miharashi-dai)
 

Odoriko-no-sato

Odoriko-no-sato

The romantic port town of Habu Port was once used as a way-station for distant-sea fishing fleets, and places like the Old Minatoya Ryokan and the Old Jin-no-maru House still retain the aura of that time.

  • Take the Habu Port Bus Line from Minamoto Port, and get off at Habu Port (Habu Minato).
 

Motomachi Hama-no-yu (Open Air Hot Spring)

Motomachi Hama-no-yu (Open Air Hot Spring)

Open air bath built using hot springs water that bubbled out of the ground in the wake of the 1986 eruption. Relax with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean in front and Mt. Mihara behind. Mixed bathing, swimsuits required. Admission charged.

  • 3-minute walk from Motomachi Port
 

Gojinka Hot Spring

Gojinka Hot Spring

Natural hot springs adjacent to Naganehama Park near Minamoto Port, complete with jacuzzi, a hot spring pool, and restaurant. Admission charged.

  • 5-minute walk from Motomachi Port
 

kobo-hama Swimming Area

kobo-hama Swimming Area

Beach near Motomachi Port, with tidal pools.

  • 10-minute walk from Minamoto Port
 

Noda-hama Swimming Area

Noda-hama Swimming Area

Beautiful beach with a direct view of the Izu Peninsula. Diving spots also available.

  • 10 minutes by car from Motomachi Port
 

Hinode-hama Swimming Area (Sun Beach)

Hinode-hama Swimming Area (Sun Beach)

Gentle-wave beach near Okata Port. Feel safe even with small children.

  • 2-minute walk from Okata Port
 
 

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Mt. Mihara  Hillside Crater Mt. Mihara Volcano Hot Spring (Oshima Onsen Hotel) Tokyo Municipal Oshima Park Camellia Tunnel Native History and Traditional Crafts Museum Izu Oshima Volcano Museum Tsubaki-hana Garden Oshima "Furusato" Country Plaza Pare La'mere(Shellfish Museum) Senba Stratum Section Habu Lookout Odoriko-no-sato Material pavilion Motomachi Hama-no-yu (Open Air Hot Spring)  I-Love-Island Center, Gojinka Hot Spring  kobo-hama Noda-hama Hinode-hama