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  • See & Do
  • Central Area

Oya History Museum (Ohya)

  • History
  • Culture

The old underground quarry is called “Unknown Space”

The old mining site of Utsunomiya’s famous,Oya Stone,has now been turned into a historical museum. The exhibition features the long history of the mining since the 17th century,with many materials on display. The underground cavern,covering 20,000 sq. metres,is large enough to fit a baseball field.

With a fantastic atmosphere reminding visitors of the ruins of Ancient Rome.It is used in various scenes such as movie shooting, music videos shooting, weddings, concert, etc. due to its mysterious scenery.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address 909 Oya-machi, Utsunomiya-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 028-652-1232
Website http://www.oya909.co.jp/
Business Hours April - November 9:00〜17:00 (entry until 16:30)
December - March 9:30〜16:30 (entry until 16:00)
Days Closed for Business Closed on Tuesday from December to March.
Price Adults 800 yen
Junior High students and elementary students 400 yen
DIRECTIONS 30 minutes from JR Utsunomiya Station by buses bound for Tateiwa to Shiryokan-iriguchi(Museum Entrance) bus stop, then a 5-minute walk.
Map Code 132 354 550*45

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Central Area

Utsunomiya, the most populous city in Tochigi, is about an hour from Tokyo by Shinkansen, and serves as a major transportation hub for the different regions of the prefecture. In addition to being known for its famous Gyoza (pan-fried dumplings), Utsunomiya is called the “city of jazz and cocktails”, as there are numerous venues for hearing live jazz music, and the bartenders are quite skilled, so there are plenty of options for enjoyable nightlife.

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