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Oya Stone Museum

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Address: 909 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya 321-0345, Tochigi Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 28-652-1232
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Beautiful and serene

I rode bus #45 here from Utsunomiya station which took about 30 mins. The museum showcased the implements used during the stone extractions in the past. After the museum, there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Shikataganai73
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Guam, Mariana Islands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cool, dark and cavernous....you need to know a lot about photography to capture this place in pixels. Really, you can't do it justice with a camera, you can't capture the scale, or the coolness, or wonder. Once you emerge, the world looks brighter and shinier. Find a nice cafe and gallery on site and be sure to check out the... More 

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I rode bus #45 here from Utsunomiya station which took about 30 mins. The museum showcased the implements used during the stone extractions in the past. After the museum, there is a staircase leading down to the underground quarry area. It was quite cool in there but was comfortable. The sight of the various areas stones were extracted from the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Oya stone in Utsunomiya and surrounding cities is everywhere and is very unique, it is quite soft like sandstone but beautiful with its faults. The museum was used to build war planes during the second world war and was the ideal spot being underground. The temperature is a little cool so take a jacket, even in summer, but is a... More 

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Shanghai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Great way to see how stone mining is done, both by hand back in the day and now by machines. Also find out how the quarry was used in World War II, interesting history.

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Nasushiobara, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This museum is small and detailed about its topic, Oya stone mining, but the access to the attached mine is unbeleivable. Its been used for product launches, concerts and many other things.. Truly worth the 300 yen (and they have an english flyer)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Decent steps and walking path provided in the stone museum. There are steps at the entrance and the rest is generally slopes and 1-5 steps. Can be very cold depending on when you visit. Very clean...pleasant surprised to see no bat's droppings. Surprised that the facility is used at times for filming and exhibition. Enya did a part of her... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

There were a lot of nice things, the atmosphere at the place is nice and is also near to the gigantic 27m statue. Everything, the commutation and the entrance of the places can e bought near the station. Important informations: 1- Everything, comutation plus entrances are 1500ienes 2- A lot of stairs 3- There are busses pretty much every time... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited here for the first time in Oct. 2015. The place is nicely built up as a tourist attraction and lit up. Apparently, the quarry has been used as location for company festivities (e.g. Dom Perignon, Omega, Audi) and can be rented for wedding ceremonies. It's history dates back to the second world war, when it was used as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Wonderful - underground stone quarry and former aircraft factory now a museum and event location. Long flights of steps but worth the effort for the atmosphere. Awe inspiring!

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Kawasaki, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

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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