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Oya Stone Museum, Utsunomiya

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Oya Stone Museum by using our Utsunomiya vacation generator.
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  • Admission is at ¥800/pp. This old Oya Stone quarry is now a History Museum on the mining of Oya Stone unique in Utsunomiya. The underground quarry is chilly as it is underground and huge. It is also u...  more »
  • We were shown this place by a local family. I have not come across such an amazing place...made of stone. The Oya stone exists in this area and has been used in many buildings due to its properties. O...  more »
  • 30 minutes on Bus # 45 大谷経由・立岩 from Bus Stop 6 outside of Utsunomiya Station's West Exit - only one or two buses per hour. There's a one-day ticket 大谷観光一日乗車券 including buses and entrance to both the m...  more »