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Oya Stone Museum

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Address: 909 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya 321-0345, Tochigi Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 28-652-1232

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Visiting Oya Stone Musium

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
paul i
Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Guam, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I rode bus #45 here from Utsunomiya station which took about 30 mins. The museum showcased the implements used during the stone extractions in the past. After the museum, there is a staircase leading down to the underground quarry area. It was quite cool in there but was comfortable. The sight of the various areas stones were extracted from the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Oya stone in Utsunomiya and surrounding cities is everywhere and is very unique, it is quite soft like sandstone but beautiful with its faults. The museum was used to build war planes during the second world war and was the ideal spot being underground. The temperature is a little cool so take a jacket, even in summer, but is a... More 

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