Famed for the soft, volcanic rock that’s been mined here for centuries, the Oya area offers visitors the chance to go underground and admire the stone in breathtaking caverns, encounter natural formations, and discover hand-carved statues. With delicious local restaurants, unique souvenir shops, and interesting sights, the Oya area deserves a top spot on your travel bucket list in Japan!
Oya stone has a vast and varied history. Take a tour of the old mine, where you’ll find that history is written on the walls.
Ooyaji Temple is said to have been founded in 810 by the famous priest, Kukai (Kobo Daishi). Senju Kannon, a four-meter tall statue carved directl […]
OHYA UNDERGROUND is a passion-project of four local business owners, designed to allow visitors to experience wild, abandoned sections of the defu […]
For three generations, the Wakayama family has grown and maintained this bamboo forest in the northern part of the Kanto Plain. Comparable to Aras […]
OHYA FUN TABLE focuses on using seasonal, local ingredients with a menu that changes every two to three weeks. Each plate of food served at OHYA F […]
Utsunomiya Zoo has 90 species of animals on display and offers opportunities to feed and interact with many of them. While you’re here, you can al […]