This dramatic site has been referenced multiple times in Japanese fiction, including as the site where the Japanese government supposedly imprisoned Godzilla. Visit for yourself and discover a volcanic landscape quite unlike the other Tokyo Islands.
There is a stables so visitors can hire horses to explore the mountain on horseback
There are many hiking trails around the island
Be there in just a few hours.
From Tokyo, take an Express Jet Boat from Takeshiba Terminal to Oshima Island (1 hour 45 minutes), or take a large passenger ferry (4 hours 10 minutes). Alternatively, fly from Chofu Airport (30 minutes).
Mt. Mihara forms the center of Izu Oshima Island. Rising 758 meters above the surrounding landscape, the volcano was revered by residents for thousands of years as a sacred site. Although the volcano is active and erupts periodically every 30 to 40 years, the site is carefully monitored, and day to day is a popular hiking spot.
See the Urasabaku, a field of black sand created by the scoria spat out by the volcano during its eruptions. Visit on horseback for a different perspective on this interesting site.
Ohachimegumi Hiking Trail runs around the crater, and makes for a dramatic walk. The perfect trip for anyone with an interest in our earth and its volcanic power. Relax at the Miharaya Onsen hot spring baths to refresh after a long and active day.