The underground quarry site under the museum is a huge underground space with an area of about 20,000 square meters. This space was made by quarrying Oya stone since 1919 and at present it is open to the public as a history museum. This museum received Cool Japan Award in 2017.
|Access||※ Access from Tohoku Expressway: About 20 minutes (13 km) by car from Kanuma IC, about 12 minutes (8 km) from Utsunomiya IC|
Access form Kitakanto Expressway: About 40 minutes (20 km) by car from Utsunomiya/ Kaminokawa IC, about 30 minutes (18 km) from Mibu IC
※ Bus Routes
Take a bus bound for Oya Tateiwa from Bus Stop 6 at JR Utsunomiya Station West Exit. About 30 mins.
Take a bus bound for Oya Tateiwa from Tobu Ekimae Bus Stop at Tobu Utsunomiya Station. About 20 mins.
Get off at Museum Entrance bus stop. About 5 minutes’ walk.
Oya tourist one day pass is recommended for visitors using route buses. You can get on and off at any bus stops on the route and get various discounts. You can get this ticket at either JR Utsunomiya Station’s commuter pass center or at the front desk of Utsunomiya Tobu Hotel Grande.
|Admission fees||Adults: 800 yen |
Children: 400 yen (elementary and junior high school students)
Pre-school children are free.
People with a physical disability certificate can get a group rate when showing it.
[Group rate] ※ 20 people or more
Adults: 700 yen
Children: 350 yen (elementary and junior high school students)
|Opening hours||April to November: 9:00 to 17:00|
(the last admission 16:30)
December to March: 9:30 to 16:30
(the last admission 16:00)
|Closed days||Open seven days a week from April through November|
December to March: Close on Tuesdays
(When Tuesday is a national holiday, close on Wednesday)
Close from Dec. 25 to Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday
You are recommended to confirm our operation by phone as temporary closure may take place.
|Parking lot||※The No. 1 parking lot in front of the entrance (for 40 cars) is designated for buses for groups and handicapped and elderly persons. |
※ Group buses need to make a reservation to use the No. 1 parking lot. Without reservation, 1,000 yen per bus is required as a parking fee.
※Parking lots of No. 2 (for 200 cars), No. 3 (for 40 cars) and No. 4 (for 70 cars) are designated for other individual visitors. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
(Individual standard-sized cars and group buses with reservation can park free of charge.)