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Oya Stone Museum

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Address: 909 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya 321-0345, Tochigi Prefecture
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Amazing place ..a must see

We were shown this place by a local family. I have not come across such an amazing place...made of stone. The Oya stone exists in this area and has been used in many buildings due... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were shown this place by a local family. I have not come across such an amazing place...made of stone. The Oya stone exists in this area and has been used in many buildings due to its properties. One such building is the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. The mining of the stone took place in a well planned manner such... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

30 minutes on Bus # 45 大谷経由・立岩 from Bus Stop 6 outside of Utsunomiya Station's West Exit - only one or two buses per hour. There's a one-day ticket 大谷観光一日乗車券 including buses and entrance to both the museum and the temple for 1600 yen that can be bought at 関東自動車 宇都宮駅前定期券センター which is a minute from Utsunomiya Station's West Exit,... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Very interesting place. Lots of stairs but we forgot the tiredness because of amazement of vast space. One of Must-See-Places.

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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is an interesting place and the staff will provide an English printout to assist when viewing the cavern. Take the #45 bus at bus stop number 6 and the trip takes about 35 minutes outbound. Visited in November but I could see where this would a pleasant place to visit during a hot Japanese summer. The entrance to the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Traveling out here is probably daunting to tourists as you do have to take a 30min ride in the suburbs on an infrequent bus (missing one means waiting 30~50min for the next). But I have to say it was worth it. From the moment I stepped out of the bus I was already impressed by the surrounding stone formations. Heading... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

One of the reasons for going to Utsunomya was to visit the Oya Stone Quarry. Having been involved in mining and building it appealed. The trip there was by bus. Tickets were bought at the bus station which is located diagonally opposite the front of the station near the Richmond Hotel. The bus fare, admission to the quarry and temple... More 

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Utsunomiya, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Get a local bus to the village where this museum is located from Utsunomiya JR station. It's a beautiful location with a river and places for a picnic with Oya stone cliffs in the background. The museum itself is the entrance to the Oya stone mine, a cave that is awe inspiring in the extreme. A leaflet is available in... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you come to Utsunomiya make sure you have time to visit Oya Stone museum! Large stone buddha carved from a mountain and underground caves where Japan used to hide aircraft during the war. This is a great place to visit on a hot day as the caves are always a nice and cool 60 degrees (F)!

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

1.Easy access by bus 2.cheap entrance fee 3.Huge stone mining cave like dungeon of Role playing games. 4.Very cool in summer time (11 degrees ) Better bring light jacket 5.Mystic Scenery used for concerts,movies,promotion video for artists 6.Rocks above the ground is interesting also 7.Study about the history of stone mining I never imagined that this place is so characteristic... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Cool, dark and cavernous....you need to know a lot about photography to capture this place in pixels. Really, you can't do it justice with a camera, you can't capture the scale, or the coolness, or wonder. Once you emerge, the world looks brighter and shinier. Find a nice cafe and gallery on site and be sure to check out the... More 

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