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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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  • One cannot imagine knowing the story of Oya stone mining on the site of the quarry it. Seen underground space is unrealistic. Where to go once.
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  • I went on the tour. It is wide. It's cold ~. 1919-Oya stone shafts away in 1986. Large space 30 meters underground. Currently it is used in various events. Are illuminated so fantastic.
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  • Is a fantastic name is simpler, but can't imagine. I think I know why it is lit up at night, taken numerous sites. It is that historically, overwhelmed in the atmosphere where.
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