Ohya History Museum

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.

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Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Oyamachi 909 map map Map
[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
※May close outside of stated days
[Admission fee]
[Child (Elementary/Junior high school students)]400yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Available (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
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
[Dinner] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (advance reservations only)
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (outside deck of cafe is OK)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • If your looking for something different you’ve found it.
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.02.11
    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...
  • A cool and unique experience!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.08.12
    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...
  • Must see
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.06.11
    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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