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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  • Wide space, tourist bus and handicapped vehicles pays admission will be parked on a close parking space vehicles in Oya stone mined at the site to the museum parking lot is a bit away but on the narrow stairs go down to the basement and quickly mined Space was used in the shooting of many films and TV dramas seems to have held there are illuminated with various events we hand on the poster affixed to the end of a upstairs is not recommended because there are up and down narrow stairs have no confidence in the lower body towards ( Are the stairs back to the real world, the exit is from the 昇rimashou!) Essential jacket is of course no heating in cold weather even colder so can have citrus with sweet (100 yen) was sold in vending machines outside the resting place was delicious!
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  • Visited by bicycle walk. I realize that walked into the origin of ohya-stone building in Oya, Oya Valley stand out and get up close. Arrives, and there was lot of cars in the parking lot, but stopped on a bike and guide you for parking bicycles at the entrance next to the stand and locked. I'll go underground, seeking tickets at the entrance. Very narrow stairs at the entrance, is the person finally widened. Located in a huge underground space for top-down! We will continue down the stairs. Wall is freshly after the marble. They lit up, is pretty fantastic. Follow the route and harbors, just part of the underground Church has special and, published has been very interesting reading. Overwhelmed by the huge space further and further increases the ceiling, likely blimp I said completely. Projecting a contemporary art on the walls where the pay was passed. Enjoy the 10-minute underground, in the ground. Exit has a Museum, this region is all made of ohya-stone, that differ in color and grain of the stone individually for each stratum, the formation of some exhibits would be very helpful. Such as these of ohya-stone are also used, Imperial Hotel, mejiro tomorrow Museum architect Wright's is explained. It was dandy even before the Museum Café. In Japan had a place like this is a surprise. Come to Utsunomiya, we recommend to take out to here, to enjoy the huge space of the underground.
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  • Friends want to go in for the first time went by car. Quarry of ohya-stone's underground secret base in the whole. Lit up the vast space, or painted with floral arrangements, or church, was fantastic. Staff time into the world of SF it's not Japan lost crowded like.
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