Visit secluded Okuoi and Ride on Steam Locomotive, Oku-Oi Alps Mountain Park, Aoi-ku Ward, Shizuoka City

    Ride a steam locomotive and visit secluded Okuoi. From the windows of the train, you can watch breathtaking landscapes and enjoy the magnificent natural beauty of Sumata Valley.

    Okuoi is located in the northern part of Shizuoka, where part of the upstream region of the Oi-gawa River, which flows into Suruga Bay, is located. Surrounded by mountains as high as 2,000 meters, the region has been designated as a prefectural national park, thereby preserving the entire area, and keeping its rich nature intact and safe from modern development.

  1. Kakegawa City (Kakegawa-shi) is located by the Tokai Highway, Kakegawa was developed as both a post-station town and castle town surrounding Kakegawa Castle. The castle was recently restored and rickshaw rides around the castle add to the authentic atmosphere of the Edo Period. Also, this city is rich in nature, and you can enjoy hiking at Awagatake, a small mountain east of the city. In spring, the city’s Iris Garden is filled with more than one million irises blooming in the one-hectare (2.47 acres) garden.

    Kakegawa Station (Kakegawa-eki) is an interchange railway station in Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on the Tokaido Shinkansen, Tokaido Main Line, and Tenryu-Hamanako Railway. It is located 239.3 rail kilometers from Tokyo Station. It is operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central).

    From Kakegawa Station to Kakegawa Castle takes Approximately 7-minutes walk

  2. At Kakegawa Castle, view the Ninomaru mansion, which is designated an important cultural asset, and enjoy the magnificent view from the top of the keep. In one of the castle gardens is the Kagegawa Ninomaru Museum of Art, containing works of art from the Edo period (1603-1867).

    Access – From JR Kakegawa Station, an approximately 7-minute walk.

    From Kakegawa Castle to Ninomaru Museum of Art takes Approximately 2-minute walk.

  3. An art museum within the grounds of Kakegawa Castle. Here you can appreciate exhibitions of swords and day-to-day items used by feudal lords well as works from famous Japanese-style painters such as Yokoyama Taikan.

    Access – From JR Kakegawa Station, an approximately 7-minute walk.

    A little further away…


    This is a large, 170-hectare resort area with sports, hotels restaurants, onsens, and other facilities set in a location from which you can enjoy the different seasons.

    Access – From JR Kakegawa Station, on approximately 10 minutes by taxi.

    From Ninomaru Museum of Art to Ishidatami Chaya takes Approximately 25 minutes by JR and walking.

  4. An old-style teahouse at the entrance to the Tokaidos paved Kanaya Slope. This serves tea and soba noodles, and you can also view materials detailing the history of the highway and buy local produce.

    Access – From JR Kanaya Station, an approximately 10 minute walk.

    A Little further away – Shimada-Shuku, Former Site of the Oi River Crossing

    In times past, to cross the Oi River, One had to buy a ticket, and after handing this over to the carriers, travelers were carried across the river on a platform. Here you can visit toll booths, payment areas, and lodging that still remain from that time.

    Access – From JR Shimada station, take Shizuoka Railway (Shizutetsu) bus bound for kanayama station for 5 minutes, get off at Mukojima Nishi, and approximate 10 mins walk.

    From Ishidatami Chaya to Kanaya Station Oigawa Locomotive takes Approximately 10 minutes waking.

  5. The Oigawa Railway is the only route in Japan that has a steam locomotive operating every day. We invite you to view tea fields and beautiful natural scenery out the windows while enjoying station boxed lunches.

    Access – Next to JR Kanaya Station is Oigawa Railway Kanaya Station, the starting point for steam train.

    From Kanaya Station Oigawa Locomotive to Kawane Spa takes Approximately 40 minutes by Oigawa Railway and waking.

  6. Enjoy lunch while looking out at beautiful scenery and exciting steam locomotive. If you have time, you can also enjoy soaking in a hot spring, or shopping.

    Access – From Oigawa Railway Sasamado Station, an approximately 5-minute walk.

    From Kawane Spa to Sumatakyo Spa takes Approximately 80 minutes by Oigawa Railway.

  7. This onsen is nestled in the natural beauty of Sumata Valley, and its water is famous for its beautifying properties. You can also enjoy local cuisine, unique to the mountains.

    Access – From Oigawa Railway Senzu Station, approximately 30 minutes by bus.

    The taste of the mountains, born of the nature of Okuoi

    Enjoying cuisine unique to different areas is a fun part of travel Okuiu in which Sumarakyo Spa is nested, is a veritable treasure-trove of footstools. The vast variety of Japanese country cooking is simple, and uses fish and vegetable dishes made of ingredients grown with clear mountain water and includes wild simplicity emphasizes the quality of the ingredients.

    From Sumatakyo Spa to Sumata Valley Suspension Bridge takes Approximately 30-minute walk (Hiking course: 90 minutes).

    Day 2:

    On day 2, start trip by enjoying the nature of Okuoi and relaxing in a steam locomotive.

  8. Enjoying nature by hiking through the beamy of Okuoi’s gorges. The lake surface is a brilliant emerald green below the “Bridge of Dreams” suspension bridge on the hiking course, and the nearby autumn foliage is spectacular.

    Access – From Oigawa Railway Senzu Station, approximately 30 minutes by bus.

    Shizuoka’s Unique Tea Sweets

    Why not try sweets made with tea, in Shizuoka, Japan’s top tea-producing area? Enjoy the unique taste of tea with its subtle sweetness, in Swiss rolls, cream puffs, sweet bean jelly, and other confections.

    A little further away… Foret Nakakawane Chameikan

    This introduces life in the mountains and local products, together with tea culture. In the teahouse, you can experience how to brew you own tea.

    Access – From Oigawa Railway Suruga-Tokuyama Station, an approximately 10-minute walk.

    From Sumata Valley Suspension Bridge to Rack Railway takes Approximately 30 minutes by bus.

  9. Take a ride on the only train in Japan to use a toothed year to assist in ascending and descending steep slopes. This gives superlative views of nature.

    From Sumata Valley Suspension Bridge to Nagashima Dam takes Approximately 55 minutes by Oigawa Railway and walking.

  10. With parks and walking trails, this is a major tourist attraction. With unused tracks and a dam discharge nearby, there are many things to see, such ns the Shibuki Bridge.

    Access – From Oigawa Railway Ikawa Station, an approximately 5-minule walk.

    Okuoikojo Station

    A station in the middle of the Rainbow Bridge above a dammed lake. Famous as a secluded station, this offers spectacular views.

    A spectacular view of the Akaishi Mountains

    The Akaishi Mountains, spanning Shizuoka, Yamanashi and Nagano Prefectures This massive range of mountains is known around the world for its beauty. The area around Lake Ikawa is the perfect spot to view this magnificent sight.

    From Nagashima Dam to Shizuoka Station takes Approximately 160 minutes by Oigawa Railway and JR.

  11. From Tokyo to Shizuoka Station:
    1h to Shizuoka Station by JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line. 30 min from Shizuoka to Kanaya Station by JR Tokaido Line, and 1h 10 min from Kanaya to Senzu Station by Oigawa Line.

    From Osaka to Shizuoka Station:
    2h from Shin-Osaka to Shizuoka Station by Shinkansen.

By Oigawa Railway enjoy the views of cherry blossoms, greenery, and autumn leaves throughout the seasons are without peer. Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association offers this type of Model course. They are well known its history, its food, and its nature. People from both within Japan and from overseas can get to know’ its attractions. You will ride on a steam train, visit Sumatakyo Spa and other secluded areas shrouded in mystery, and experience a wealth of natural beauty.

9-6 Otemachi, Aoi-ku (Aoi-ku Ward), Shizuoka City (Shizuoka-shi), Shizuoka Prefecture (Shizuoka-ken) 420-8601, Japan TEL: 054-221-2664 FAX: 054-221-3278


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