CASUAL
UTSUNOMIYA

Enjoy Nature!!

@œ ROMANTIC-MURA

@œ Stone Village "OYA"

Commune with Art!!

@œ UTSUNOMIYA MUSEUM OF ART

@œ TOTIGI PREFECTUAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART

@œ TOTIGI PREFECTUAL MUSEUM

Explore Historic sites.


@œ FUTAARAYAMA SHRINE

@œ FORMER SHINOHARA FAMILY RESIDENCE

@œ BRONZE STATUE of BUDDHA of THREE SOYBEANS

@œ THE BIG GINKGO

Just stroll and Enjoy...
How Delicious!!!

@œ COCTAIL IN UTSUNOMIYA

@œ GYOZA IN UTSUNOMIYA

How about taking some home?

@œ SOUVENIRS

@œ SPECIAL PRODUCTS

@œ CONFECTIONERISE-JAPANESE and WESTERN

@œ JAPANESE RICE WINE "SAKE"

It's Exciting and Fun!

@œ FURUSATO MIYA FESTIVAL

@œ HANABI FESTIVAL

@œ JAPAN CUP

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Stone Village "OYA" Ξ‚Μ—’h‘ε’Jh(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.

Strange shape
You will be impressed with the view. Here is a Stone Wonder Land!! The view from Oya keikan Park is fantastic.

Big space
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Ž 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 hand.

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.

Oya Shiryokan
EOpen:9:00`16:30
EClosed:the end of the year & the beginning of the year
EAdmission:Adult:\600, Under Junior High:\300EParking:free
EContact:Tel 028-652-1232 Utsunomiya-shi Oya-machi 909

Oya Kannon
EOpen:8:30`17:00(Apirl`Oct.),9:00`16:30(Nov.Mar.),(Jan.Mar.2nd4thThursdays,12/19`31)
EAdmission:Adult:\300, Under Junior High:\100, kids:\70
EContact:Tel 028-652-0128 Utsunomiya-shi Oya-machi 1198 Oya-ji.