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Oya History Museum

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Mohit S wrote a review May 2020
Bengaluru, India2,049 contributions131 helpful votes
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This place has a beauty of it's own. Dug out mine that is now a tourist attraction, and not just that, even place for shooting and even car launch and what not. The oya stone has played a great part in history of Utsunomiya, especially used in a lot of buildings in Japan, and this is what the museum tells you. As a tourist, you can take the 1 day oya pass and cover all attractions.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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lovetotravel88888888 wrote a review Feb 2020
Tokyo, Japan222 contributions37 helpful votes
We decided to go here because it was very different from the normal touristy attractions. But let me tell you it didn’t disappoint the way it is set up is amazing. Lights set in such a way to enhance the features of each room. The place just kept going it was huge once you got underground. Please remember to take a jacket it is quite cool down there.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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HotEarth wrote a review Aug 2019
Melbourne, Australia695 contributions259 helpful votes
About 30 minutes out of town by Bus 45, we stopped at Shiryokan Iriguchi bus stop and took a short walk to this museum. We walked passed the ticketing counter through a doorway and turned left down flights of stairs into the museum. Barely about 10 or 15m down I can feel the change in temperature. As we descended furter, the temperature dropped to a constant 12 or 13 C. It is literally very cool insided here! The carved out huge "rooms" by the quarry miners of recent past is quite a sight and defir something unique! I am glad to have made it here to get a summer heat reprieve in this unique place! Tips: A 1-day Oya Bus Pass (1750 yen pax) entitles unlimited bus ride on Bus 45 (otherwise 900 yen return bus ride) plus free entry to this museum (otherwise 800 yen) and the Oya-ji (otherwise 400 yen) next door where a 1000 hands Kannon can be seen inside it. Also, opposite Oya-ji is the huge Heiwa Kannon statue, carved out on the rock face.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Shigeabbott wrote a review Jun 2019
Abbottstown, Pennsylvania201 contributions84 helpful votes
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We had no idea how jaw dropping this place was! You are able to talk through a part of a stone mine. It makes you feel you are on another planet or something. Don’t forget to take a sweater or light jacket because it’s chilly all year around. I didn’t see any handicap accommodations and you will have to climb down and up many steps-just like when you visit a good size caves or caverns. Very limited information in English, which didn’t make much sense. But you can get what they’re trying to tell you. There is a small information area but again all in Japanese. My non-Japanese speaking teens were able to get main information by reading English signs posted here and there. They were very amused by huge tour buses driving through small areas between carved boulders in the mountain.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Hucklefruit W wrote a review Jan 2019
57 contributions4 helpful votes
The oya stone museum was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. The underground caverns were very big and the lights cast an interesting atmosphere in the area. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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