Stone Village "OYA" ΞΜ’hεJh(Ishino sato "Oya")
Oya stone is useful.
In geological terms, Oya stone was formed by the explosion of@ a volcano
about 20 million years ago. Oya stone is either white or light green in
its natural state. Its soft, warm quality makes it easy to work with and
looks different compared to average stone.
You will be impressed with the view. Here is a Stone Wonder Land!! The
view from Oya keikan Park is fantastic.
This place shows the mining history of Utsunomiya. The total volume of
mining space is about 20,000 square meters, extending a full 60 meter
below ground level. The air is a cool 13 throughout the@year.
How tall! 27m!!
The symbol of the home of stone is the gigantic Heiwa Kannon Statue. In1948,
this statue was created as a memorial to those who had died in World War
II. It took 6 years to finish. It's amazing that it was carved only by
The oldest carved Buddhist reliefs in Japan-OyaKannon
Kukai founded Oya-ji Temple in 810. The main building
is in the entrance Way to a Cave on Sheer rock. The reliefs are referred
to as Oya Magaibutsu, and are designated as Special Historical Sites and
Important Cultural Properties
EHow to get there:From JR Utsunomiya station,take the
Kanto bus bound for Oya 30 min.
EClosed:the end of the year & the beginning of the year
EAdmission:Adult:\600, Under Junior High:\300EParking:free
EContact:Tel 028-652-1232 Utsunomiya-shi Oya-machi 909
EAdmission:Adult:\300, Under Junior High:\100, kids:\70
EContact:Tel 028-652-0128 Utsunomiya-shi Oya-machi 1198 Oya-ji.