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Oya temple

1198 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya 321-0345, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 28-652-0128
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A good day trip

I visited this shrine over the weekend when traveling on business. It's a peaceful place, and when... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
mikestephen2015
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United States
It certainly is worth the admission fee to view the statues carved on rock.

Bosatsu in Buddhism is a monk practicing and preparing to enter into a status of total awareness... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2017
tomizuta1953
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Funabashi, Japan
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“small museum” (6 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1198 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya 321-0345, Tochigi Prefecture
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+81 28-652-0128
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

I visited this shrine over the weekend when traveling on business. It's a peaceful place, and when the weather is good you can hike up the mountain trail that leads behind it. The stone carvings inside the temple are ancient and (I would say) worth...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Bosatsu in Buddhism is a monk practicing and preparing to enter into a status of total awareness like Buddha. Because it is so difficult to achieve the same status as Buddha, it is believed that a bosatsu will spread the teaching of Buddha, sympathize with...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Beside being able to see a big statue built thousands years ago, a few huge Buddha crafted on the wall. (Too bad I was not allowed to take pictures. They were beautiful), enter a small museum with a mummy found ??? years ago, you can...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

It was built on a site that has been continuously inhabited since the Jomon era, meaning more than 10,000 years. The temple is actually inside a cave and is surrounded by an oya stone cliff. You can hike to the top of the cliff if...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Oya temple is famous for its stone Buddha, sculptured on rock. The temple was founded by Kukai, a well known monk in Heian Period. So, the history of this temple can be traced back more than 1000 years. If you are interested in Buddhism or...More

1  Thank Kimitaka S
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Small, but important temple. No photography is allowed. The temple is designated as a Special Historical Sites & Important Cultural Properties.

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

I have been to this place a few times while living in Tochigi prefecture. Its a nice little getaway expecially on a warm summer day. The stone mine is very cool both in temp and in design. Well worth a visit.

Thank Dale B
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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...More

1  Thank austranomads
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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...More

1  Thank GAIDA2014
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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...More

1  Thank Shikataganai73
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