Omuroyama, one of the Izu's symbols, can be recognized by its gently green silhouette that is so perfect to look like as if it was created by the man. This is a volcano with a long history, with its last eruption occurred some 3,000 years ago.
Sakura-no sato, a lovely spot right at the foot of Omuroyama, is said to have approximately 3,000 cherry tress planted in such a relatively small area where thousands of people every year gather for the typical "hanami", the viewing the cherry blossoms in Japan.
Omuroyama is also considered a phenomenal "power spot" where streams of energy are said to concentrate. Not everyone is blessed with feeling the natural energy. But what has attracted our curiosity since arriving here is the presence of a very old tree a few steps after crossing the "tori", at the entrance of the mountain, that looks like if it is spreading the arms towards the sky and crying desperately to relieve its pain for the on-going destruction of mother nature.
And here we live, at the foot of the southern slope and exposed to the usually strong yet refreshing south-west winds.