Oya Stone Museum, Utsunomiya

Anyone with an interest in geology or engineering will be enthralled by the carved, angular faces of the mines at Oya Stone Museum. Fairly modest in size, the museum manages to offer a wealth of information regarding the mining operations done here--from primitive 17th-century toils to the current advanced technological pursuits of the rare Oya stone, found only in this area. From here you'll have the opportunity to venture into the vast mine, colorfully lit and covering an enormous 20,000 sq m (215,278 sq ft). Bring a jacket along with you, as it can get a little chilly inside that gigantic cavern. Put Oya Stone Museum into our Utsunomiya trip planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Utsunomiya.
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  • I went by bus from Utsunomiya ohya Utsunomiya-Shi sightseeing and search and always come out. Because they are suffixed with a museum admission ticket and unlimited bus rides were using it. Most were coming by car. Entrance is not good, but opens huge space in the basement. After the moat by hand and can be seen even after digging machinery and the scene of the drama that this Jake? Movies of the House? PV, too? I am surprised when. Photographed here. Says a good photo in the near
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  • Tochigi travel when we went sightseeing in order of ohya stone → Nikko Tosho-gu shrine. GW found underground is 10 degrees! Breathe in cool white, becoming cool grin. You can learn while watching the wall and Panel processing methods to mechanized from the Oya-Tuff cut. Kids bored? Thought, but huge space in intriguing children's large staff somehow strangely just fun,. Discount cannot be used by multiple people with far higher pay admission scale felt quite sorry.
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  • Wedding in the underground was a sight to see! BTW is this amazing wedding ceremony can be! The world's first underground Temple wedding! It is attractive.
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  • I had expected this to be boring and thankfully it did not meet my expectations. The cavern was quite interesting to walk through and I really enjoyed the art installations scattered throughout the place. I also paid extra to enter the Ambient Senses gallery and I personally thought it was worth the extra ¥500. This is a bit random but bring a kaleidoscope with you if you go to the Ambient Senses part - it really adds an extra layer of intrigue to an already interesting exhibit. The shop also has some great little omiyage like cbopstick holders, planters and coasters made from the mined rock for sale. ***bring a jacket, it gets cold.
  • Great Museum, a huge, underground, former granite quarry. Cavernous and cold but very very beautiful and laid out. Best time to go is in summer as it gives you an avenue to escape the heat of outside in a nice, cool and natural "cave". The surface has a nice tourist shop and cafe and there are bus stops and taxi ranks close by.
  • Artificial cave used in wwii. Fantastic More than expectation. Must visit place when you have time in Utsunomiya.
  • Went there with my homestay, heaps of parkings and generous spacing. The ambient senses exhibition is currently on. Lack of English translations in the museum. Space to improve but it's a good experience
  • Amazing! It’s a rare museum. It’s a real minecraft!
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