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Address: 1198 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya 321-0345, Tochigi Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 28-652-0128

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OYA TEMPLE INTERESTING WITH VERY SERENE GARDEN

Our visit here was combined with our trip to the mine. The entry fee was included in the bus fares. A small but interesting temple with small serene garden. It was very peaceful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our visit here was combined with our trip to the mine. The entry fee was included in the bus fares. A small but interesting temple with small serene garden. It was very peaceful when we were there and the monks were very friendly. Not sure I would make the trip just for the temple, but combined with the quarry and... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Oya temple is so close to the Oya museum that you can easily walk from the museum.I expected a huge statue carved in the rock but it cannot be seen from outside,hidden by the temple building.But the Buddha was so beautiful that worth paying the entrance fee.There are small museum inside the temple and Japanese garden also. If you have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The Heiwa Kannon-zo (Kannon Peace Statue) was interesting because it was carved into the stone. Prior to entering this area, you are mesmerized by the entrance way which looks like you are entering a mountain passage of stone. There is a staircase to the left and from there you can see the view of the Oya Temple behind the statue... More 

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Nishitokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

I don't evaluate the big Buddha made of stone, but the old Buddha made in 9 century that is protected in the temple called Ohyaji(大谷寺). The carver may be Chines, the temple guide said. According to her description the technique seems not Japanese. Further more you will see 11000 years old ancient human skeleton in the temple museum. See them... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

Especially wonderful to be there with small numbers of visitors this temple has the oldest stone carvings in Japan (8-9th century Kobo Daishi/Kuukai?) and a small museum with archaeological finds including some treasures from the stone age. The arrow heads were sublime!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

The Oya Temple was a smaller temple, the monk living there told us some of the history of the temple, but due to my lack of Japanese language skills, it was lost on me. The garden out back was very beautiful and there are also artifacts on display. It is worth a day visit if you are in the area.

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