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Oya Stone Museum

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909 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya 321-0345, Tochigi Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hucklefruitw
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Stone quarry caverns about 10 km out of Utsunomiya city in Tochigi - should be WAY more famous and popular, because they are stunning. Until the 1970s Oya Stone was hacked out and used to build and decorate many constructions (including Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amanda H
Reviewed August 13, 2018

As this sight is a bit off the beaten path it was convenient that we were by car. Parking is no problem. Especially refreshing on a hot summer day. The quarry is huge and the exhibits well chosen. Easy to combine with the temple.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This enormous 'Another World Underground' is a total fascination. The total size of 2 football fields, this cavernous stone/rock quarry transports you into a chilling world of labour and history.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank peter r
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This museum is the actual mine that operated for many years. I had never seen underground stone mining before. I am used to quarries in the U.S. This was worth the trip. There were plenty of explanations in English, and I learned a lot. For...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NanjingBob
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

This can be a highlight of anyone's visit to the region. Unlike any other history or museum, tgis one is full of nature and it's colossal. A token entrance fee will bring one to a cool environment ( between 2-10 degrees Celsius depending in season...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BertSG
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

A very large and “cool” (around 5C throughout the year) underground space that you can walk around. Very unusual place and a number of films, PVs,etc have been taken in this place as it gives future or outer space-like impressions. 30min walk around was really...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ShonWata
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Oya stone museum is a must go place for history enthusiasts as it's presents to you quite a mix of things like a under ground industry, military factory, precision manufactured/mined stone in winter one can't stay long inside as it's really cold in there, how...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MakkD
Reviewed November 18, 2017

First you must be able to walk up and down stairs. It is cooler down there so bring a jacket. The walls are massive. The do have a light display (which cost extra) and one area is lined with pictures from past mining. Once you...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

It's a place where you learn ancient history rock crafting in this area. It's very wide, interesting and cool inside. A lot movies and commercials shooting were taken place here. You can even have a wedding here. The entrance fee is about ¥800. Free guide...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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January 6, 2019|
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Response from Amanda H | Reviewed this property |
Hi There are two bus lines from Utsunomiya West Exit of the JR Station - bus stand area. Bus lines 6 and 7. There are about 4 buses an hour and it takes 20 minutes. But not all the buses go to the Oya stone Meseum area - I... More
Adriana N
March 8, 2016|
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※ the path of the route bus about 30 minutes to ride from JR Utsunomiya Station West Exit No. 6 landing on Oya Tateiwa.
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