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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  • October 1, 2017
    Original stone 礦 Stadium, main office unit 燈 light decoration, is a kind of Feeling not see before. Gatwick into little 陰, cool, test into 慮 brought a shawl, no entering into or you can finish the entrance take fat.
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  • September 24, 2017
    Amazed at the first underground in the huge space so much. Coupled with the lighting, is very different. And I certainly have seen that is often used in movie and TV filming locations, or concert. Taken using a tripod is prohibited, so be careful.
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  • September 18, 2017
    Through the narrow entrance, there is underground and in Japan it's not like the space! But I never went to Egypt, pyramids are like this. ~ ~ and I thought. Because the fall was visited, however, mine is cold! We recommend sightseeing from the underground temperature to make sure HP at. My jacket was required since the day I went was 13 degrees. And then there are not moisture related photography is OK, but for very good. Bus is convenient to go by train.
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