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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)!

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank dmkc1176
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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 to visit.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank GAIDA2014
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Reviewed 26 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 neighbouring temple in a cave, and prehistoric (Jomon) skeleton housed in a one room museum at the temple. The rural scenery of this quarry village is charming.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Stacy C
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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 walls were beautiful and the atmosphere was so serene. Lots of opportunity to take pictures and there are some art work placed in various areas to take pictures of. Be careful as some areas have small drops of water that fall from the roof area, however the drops add to the ambiance. After enjoying and walking through the cavern, anticipate walking back up the stairs, take your time if you get winded easily!

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Shikataganai73
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Reviewed 23 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 great spot to escape the summer haet!

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank ChrisLogan13
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