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Ohya History Museum (大谷資料館)


Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum

This museum is at the site of a former quarry in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture. Apart from introducing guests to the history of Oya stone mining and its techniques, it displays tools used for hand excavation between Japan’s feudal era and the 1950s in its exhibition hall. At a depth of 30 meters, the quarry spans a vast 20 thousand square meters, producing a mysterious world like an underground temple or the inside of a pyramid. It is also used as a location for shooting films and television dramas, as well as a concert venue.


Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Oyamachi 909 (Utsunomiya / Sakura / KanumaArea)

phone 0286521232

[Apr.--Nov.] 9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
[Dec.--Mar.] 9:30-16:30 (Admission until 16:00)

Review of Oya History Museum

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Reviewed:2020/02/11 If your looking for something different you’ve found it.
We decided to go here because it was very different from the normal touristy attractions. But let me tell you it didn’t disappoint the way it is set up is amazing. Lights set in such a way to enhance...
Reviewed:2019/08/12 A cool and unique experience!
About 30 minutes out of town by Bus 45, we stopped at Shiryokan Iriguchi bus stop and took a short walk to this museum.

We walked passed the ticketing counter through a doorway and turned left down...
Reviewed:2019/06/11 Must see
We had no idea how jaw dropping this place was! You are able to talk through a part of a stone mine. It makes you feel you are on another planet or something. Don’t forget to take a sweater or light...

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Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Oyamachi 909 [map]
Utsunomiya / Sakura / KanumaArea
[Apr.--Nov.] 9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
[Dec.--Mar.] 9:30-16:30 (Admission until 16:00)
[Apr.--Nov.] Open everyday
[Dec.--Mar.] Tuesday (The next day for Public holidays), New Year's Holiday
* There may be days when the facility is closed.
[Admission fee]
[Adult] 800yen
[Children (Small/Junior High School Students)] 400yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Other (Available outdoors)
Available(FREE Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 15, 2020 (Information as of May 14, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Day] 1,001-3,000yen
[Night] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (advance reservation only)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Tochigi Areas


          Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi's capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.