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UtsunomiyaーA monument of a quarry, Temple, and a large statue of a Deity of Mercy

Akio S.

5.00(2) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Visit one of the largest quarry of stones in Japan, Oya-ji Temple where a large stone statue which is more than 1000 years old is located. And a stone statue of a Deity of Mercy with a height of 27meters. It's possible to take one day trip from Tokyo to here. But I recommend to stop here on your way to Nikko-The world Heritage site, if you can spend one more day around here.

Meeting Point

JR Utsunomiya Station at the Shinkansen ticket gate.

Visit more than 30 meters under ground quarry and touch the history of quarrying technology in a museum.

Visit Oya-ji Temple where a statue of Deity of Mercy with one thousand hands and eyes which is national treasure and more than one thousand-year-old is located.

Visit Oya Heiwa Kannon (a Deity of mercy) with a height of 27meters.

Ending Point

Same as above.

What to Expect

Oya-ji Temple has also a dead body which is about 11,000 years old in the period of the oldest Japanese culture (Jomon culture which extended from about 10,000 BC to 300 BC. You can walk in a small mountainous area, and touch a local atmosphere around here.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Pick up at JR Utsunomiya Station

What‘s not included

transportation cost, admission fee, lunch, the expenses incurred during a tour,

Important Information

*I will try to follow your requests as many as possible such as working hours, date, and where to go. Especially in Tokyo, I can arrange contents of your tour where and what you want. Please tell me what you are interested in. If you want a special private tour other than my regular tour, please give me information three weeks earlier of your stay in Japan. *I'll make a free digital photo album during your tour with me and send you it through your e-mail address if you agree to open to the public.

The price include tax and the guide's travel cost between his/her home and the site of the assignment.

Transportation cost from Tokyo is not included.

During a guide, Transportation cost (One day pass ¥900) , admission fee for museum (¥800) , Temple (¥400) and Lunch are not included. But all in one ticket is available

at ¥1750.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Joshua K.

Jun 20, 2019

Good tour guide

Amazing and helpful

Akio S.

Thank you very much. Have a safe trip! And I hope your future will be safe and healthy.


Wiliam T.

Apr 12, 2019

One day tour of Tokyo.

We are glad to have Akio as our guide to show us the nice and interesting places in Tokyo. Akio is very patient and never rush us. He told us some history and what is interesting about the places we saw. Without Akio, it would be very difficult for us to go around the subway stations in Tokyo. Thank you Akio.

Akio S.

Thank you very much for your comments. I greatly appreciated you telling me that.

$211/ per group

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