Oyama, in Tochigi, is a city of some 160,000 residents.
The national capital Tokyo is located 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of Oyama, while Chiba lies 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the south.
Get ready to learn something new at Roku Museum, one of the most highly recommended museums in Oyama. Admire the building and grounds, see the highlights, and then ask for tips from the locals to locate some of the more eclectic museums in the vicinity.
If you enjoy souvenir and fashion shopping, head to the stores that are part of the Oyama Yuen Harvest Walk. It is a bustling place packed with fashion, accessories and fresh food venues.
If you’ve still got an hour or two to spare after visiting all the great attractions the Oyama area, be sure to head over to the Suga Shrine.