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Interesting

As this sight is a bit off the beaten path it was convenient that we were by car. Parking is no... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stephan1954
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Enter Another World Underground

This enormous 'Another World Underground' is a total fascination. The total size of 2 football... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
peter r
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Bangkok, Thailand
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909 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya 321-0345, Tochigi Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank peter r
Reviewed 10 July 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

Thank NanjingBob
Reviewed 17 June 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

Thank BertSG
Reviewed 25 March 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

Thank ShonWata
Reviewed 7 February 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

Thank MakkD
Reviewed 18 November 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

1  Thank ccampbell1978
Reviewed 11 October 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

Thank Shantylee827
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Have you ever wanted to visit an old, subterranean stone quarry? Now is your chance! An easy 30 minute bus ride from Utsunomiya Station, the Stone Museum used to be a functional quarry producing high-quality stone for buildings. Nowadays, the immense galleries and caves left...More

Thank ViajesyVino
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We usually go there during summer when it's hot and humid outside. Underground is always cool, but can be quite humid too. If you are bringing a camera, make sure to protect it from condensation, your lens will fog. It's dark inside so taking nice...More

1  Thank 2catsinJP
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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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