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Oya Stone Museum

909 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya 321-0345, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 28-652-1232
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Amazing Cave...and Cool

This can be a highlight of anyone's visit to the region. Unlike any other history or museum, tgis... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BertSG
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Singapore
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Unusual underground space of old quarry

A very large and “cool” (around 5C throughout the year) underground space that you can walk around... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
ShonWata
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Singapore, Singapore
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“the bus” (5 reviews)
“old quarry” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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909 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya 321-0345, Tochigi Prefecture
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+81 28-652-1232
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Reviewed yesterday 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This is an old quarry turned museum. About 30 minutes bus ride from the station (450 yen) and 800 yen entrance fee. You can spend around 1 hour exploring the museum. This is essentially a man-made cave, impressive due to its sheer size. If you...More

Thank Haris42
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

As soon as you approach the quarry you can feel the temperature noticeably drop if you're visiting in the summer. An interesting site and a memorable experience descending into the mine. These days it's mostly used to shoot music videos and commercials. Don't miss the...More

Thank Bracken D
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great trip to another world. This stone museum is an old hollowed-out quarry. It's lit, and you descend about 2-3 stories into a cool area. There are sculptures inside, and you can see where they have recorded videos and movie scenes. Very different from other...More

Thank LAWoman_2011
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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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