Photo: Ito City

Omuroyama Yamayaki

A spring tradition in Shizuoka's Ito City

Venue: Mount Omuro, Ito, Shizuoka When: Mid Feb 2025

Mount Omuro is seen as the symbol of Shizuoka's Ito City, with a unique silhouette that is often compared to an overturned bowl. The mountain is popular with visitors, and a lift is available to the top – hiking around the crater is one activity people can take part in, and it affords some incredible views out over the surrounding area.

Photo: Ito City

The mountain also hosts the Omuro Yamayaki Festival in spring each year, and it's an event with around 700 years of history. It originally started out as a way to preserve the mountain by burning all of winter's dry, dead grass, but it has since become popular with visitors in its own right – thousands of people turn up each year to watch the unique sight of the mountainside up in flames.

Photo: Ito City

Please note that in the event of snowfall or strong winds, the event will be postponed. Weather-based decisions will be made at 6.30am on the day.

Getting there

Mount Omuro can be accessed by bus from either Ito Station or Izu-Kogen Station – take the bus bound for Shaboten Zoo and Mt. Omuro. Alight at the last stop, and Mount Omuro is visible from there.

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