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Oya Stone Museum

Address: 909 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya 321-0345, Tochigi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 28-652-1232
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Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Utsunomiya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums

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Kawasaki, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

A short drive from Utsunomiya city is the Oya stone museum. Nothing much around the area except for the Oya stone mine. Basically a big underground dug out area. Before I went there I didn't expect much but it was worth the visit to see the scale of the old underground stone mine. If you go into Utsunomiya city you... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Oya stone museum was very nice, not too expensive, and worth the drive if you are in town. The underground portion can be cold if you visit in the winter months, so dress warmly.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was an odd one. The 'museum' was basically an underground storage space cut out of stone, and a room of facts and old tools upstairs. To get there you have to take a bus pretty far out into the countryside where nothing really is. except of course, this 'museum'. Basically it's just a very large open space, underground. There's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Quite actually there is not a lot to see except for huge empty halls but they are well worth a trip there. The atmosphere is great with the space, the lights and the fog. My friends almost couldn't stop me taking pictures - but be prepared: very dark (photographers) and very cold (everybody). Don't forget to go to the tempels... More 

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