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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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  • From photography of ohya-stone quarry site is the large scale underground space, promotional videos and movies used to famous tourist destinations. You'd be put on admission so less than 10 degrees in the summer.
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  • Spot interest springing up in the B ' z promo video, I wanted to go! Was 10 degrees in the Museum was a very hot day, cool place, so I'm Mystic! For there is such a place? It is a lovely place, said. Just because a lot of sightseeing bus which is very disgusting to beat me once in size more than 1 Tokyo Dome so crowded! I don't feel like it is! Here is from a do not try! Of course on the way back to Utsunomiya gyoza stuff ~
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  • Out of 32 degrees, also in 11 degrees! Enjoyed the natural cooler in a mysterious world. More long if, in cafes, and enjoy. The deeper than expected, was impressed.
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