• oya history museum
  • oya history museum
  • oya history museum
  • oya history museum
  • oya history museum

oya history museum

大谷資料館
  • Multilingual Staff
    English
  • Foreign Language Pamphlets
    English
  • Wi-Fi
    Available for free

Description

As an area that formerly prospered as a quarry, the excavated cavern that now makes up Oya History Museum was quarried for Oya stone for about 70 years from 1919 to 1986, leaving a gigantic underground space. The cavern covers about 20,000 sqm and reaches a depth of up to 30 meters. Scars in the rock from the days of pickaxes still remain, evoking profound thoughts about the life experiences of other people . The view of the massive underground space is breathtaking and seems almost like an underground architectural feat.
In present times, the underground cavern is open to the public for visitors to enjoy delving into its depths. Various fun events are also held in this space.
The museum also features exhibits on the history of Oya stone using panels and models, and the excavation methods of decades gone by are explained. We hope you’ll stop by for a visit.

Location Information

  • Address

    909, Oyamachi, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi, 321-0345

  • Nearest Station
    Utsunomiya Station
    ・ Tohoku Shinkansen Line
    ・ Akita Shinkansen Line
    ・ Yamagata Shinkansen Line
    ・ JR Shonan Shinjuku Line
    ・ JR Tohoku Main Line
    ・ JR Utsunomiya Line
    ・ JR Nikko Line
    ・ JR Ueno Tokyo Line
    West Exit
    30 minutes by bus
  • Phone Number
    028-652-1232
  • Hours
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    *April to November (Last admission at 4:30 pm)
    9:30am - 4:30pm
    *December to March (Last admission at 4:00 pm)
  • Closed
    Tuesday,None
    *Tuesday is from December to March*Closes the following day when a regular closing day and national holiday coincide*New Year’s holiday*May be temporarily closed.
  • Budget
    800 JPY -
  • Wi-Fi
    Available for free
  • Public Site
    Official Site
  • Multilingual Staff
    English
  • Foreign Language Pamphlets
    English

Further Facilities & Services

  • Information Counter
  • Baggage Room
  • Children Allowed
  • Smoking Space: available
  • Washroom: available
  • Nursing Room: available
  • Parking Lot: available