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The Oya Night Locations Tour

Enjoy the mystical atmosphere of an ancient Oya stone quarry and a beautiful forest of bamboos stretching as far as the eye can see.

Tour Itinerary

This special night tour includes exclusive night viewing only available from Enishi Travel. Please click the ‘Book now’ button to book this tour. 

15:30

Departure from Utsunomiya Station West Exit

16:00

Arrival at Oya History Museum  (Read more)

Enjoy a special visit to the Oya Museum after its regular closing time. After having a look at the characteristics and historical background of Oya Stone, you will be allowed to touch it and weigh it. Then, you will have free time to walk around and take pictures. ※The museum closes at 17:00 during normal business hours.

17:00

Departure from Oya History Museum

17:45

Arrival at Wakayama Farm  (Read more)

Have a walk in a beautiful bamboo forest lit up at night. Have dinner in the middle of the bamboo forest and enjoy its dreamlike scenery. After dinner, you will be free to walk in the forest as you please.

19:55

Departure from Wakayama Farm

20:30

Arrival at Utsunomiya Station West Exit
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The opening hours mentioned above are reserved for participants of this tour only. The usual opening hours is as follows:

■ Oya History Museum
 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Last entrance before 4:00 p.m.)

■ Wakayama Farm
 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 The forest is lighted up after the sun comes down.
 (Closing hours may vary depending on the season)

 * Dinner is only available to the participants of this tour.

Oya History Museum

The Oya History Museum is a huge underground space created by the excavation of Oya stone, which took place for about 70 years since 1919. The temperature is maintained at an annual average of 8 degrees Celsius, and the 20,000-square-meter space is large enough to hold two soccer fields, making it a giant refrigerator in a way. Today, it is used as a concert venue, art exhibition place, and wedding ceremony space with a mystical atmosphere. Because of its fantastic scenery, it is also used as a movie and music video shooting location. When entering the museum, you are free to take pictures within the area, so take as many as you want!
*Please note, tripods are not allowed in the facility.
Oya Night Tour at The Oya History Museum
Oya History Museum (Oya Night Tour)
Night tour at Oya Night Tour at The Oya History Museum
Visitor's comments

It was a beautiful sight with a mysterious atmosphere I had never seen before.

I had fun because there are many great photo spots.

Museum Information

Opening Hours:  

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Entrance fee: 

Regular price – Adults 800 yen / Kids 400 yen(Elementary and middle school)

Groups (of more than 20 people) – Adults 700 yen / Kids 350 yen(Elementary and middle school)

Closing days: 

Never closes between April and November, closes on Tuesdays between December and March

Address:

909 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya city, Tochigi Prefecture

Tel:

+81(0) 28-652-1232

The Bamboo Grove at Wakayama Farm

The farm has a 1.5-kilometer-long walking path where visitors can see various kinds of bamboo up close and touch them. Wakayama Farm cultivates various types of bamboos, such as “madake,” “moso,” and “pale” bamboos, which have been growing naturally in Japan since ancient times. A walking path has been established to allow visitors to see them up close and touch them. On weekend nights throughout the year, the bamboo grove is lit up, and visitors can enjoy the beautiful lights and bamboo lanterns. In this tour, you can enjoy this special space even more by dining outside. Enjoy local sake and a dinner made by local chefs using seasonal ingredients.
Wakayama Bamboo farm light up (Oya Night Tour)
Wakayama Bamboo Forest at night
large swing in the wakayama bamboo forest
Visitor's comments

It’s a charming place with a typical Japanese atmosphere thanks to the bamboos.

It was very relaxing to be surrounded by bamboos and have a 360-degree view of them.

It was so special to be able to touch the bamboos and walk among them.

Museum Information

Opening Hours:  

Weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The forest is lighted up after the sun comes down.  

Closing hours may vary depending on the season.

Entrance fee: 

Adults 500 yen Kids 250 yen

※Kids are from 4 to 12 years old, free for toddlers under 3 years old, pets allowed

Closing days: 

Closed on New Year holidays.

Address:

2018 Takaragihoncho, Utsunomiya city, Tochigi Prefecture

Tel:

+81(0) 28-665-1417

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