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Oya Stone Museum, Utsunomiya

(4.6/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Rent a bicycle at the JR Utsunomiya station, watching the sunlight mountain snow went. Motor-assisted in about 30 minutes. Increases seen in Japan is not a vast space. It is also made by human hands. Just production and lighting what I thought. I want them throughout the process or whether developed as an industrial exhibit.
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  • Low temperatures in the mine, so summer is the temperature difference between the past, bad for the body might be. In the solemn atmosphere was wonderful. I thought it's time machine when I was ancient hand-carved, and see things many times, so visit your child's good.
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  • Inside, have been too light. However, exhibits are also less cold, finished in about 30 minutes. In the Café next to the goods;
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