Surrounded by a wonderfully verdant nature, including Mt. Mitake in the west, and bisected by the Tama River, Ome City is home to the idyllic Kamanofuchi Park and the charmingly quirky retro atmosphere of the one hundred 1950s movie posters of the Ome Juku area. The Ome Railway Park, an open air train museum, is great little visit while watching over it all is the city's guardian shrine, Sumiyoshi Shrine.
Home to the city's famous Ome Grand Festival, Sumiyoshi Shrine is the city's guardian shrine. Despite its ease of access, the shrine's hilltop location gives it an almost secluded atmosphere. First established in the fourteenth century, the shrine also features some wonderful wood carvings.
Four minutes from Ome Station on the JR Ome Line.
Along the banks of the Tama River lies Kamanofuchi Park. A beautiful spot, the park is more a natural environment than a typical park. Perfect for a bit of fishing and even a swim, the park is home to a local museum featuring a centuries-old thatched roof farmhouse. A cherry blossom visit in spring is most recommended.
Ten minutes from Ome Station on the JR Ome Line.
Ome Railway Park
A two-story train museum, Ome Railway Park is famous for its open air exhibits. Featuring eleven trains, including original Japanese designed steam locomotives, electric trains and the front car of a 1969 shinkansen, the railway park is a great place to get up close with Japan's railway history.
Fifteen minutes from Ome Station on the JR Ome Line.
The area around Ome Station is dotted with 100 Japanese, American and European film posters from the 1950s. The old Edo period Ome Kaido highway running through the city is filled with them earning the title, Cinematic Road. You'll also find the Showa Retro Packaging Museum, the Akatsuka Fujio Kaikan and the Showa Gento-kan Museum.
Five minutes from Ome Station on the JR Ome Line.