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Reviewed 18 November 2017

First you must be able to walk up and down stairs. It is cooler down there so bring a jacket. The walls are massive. The do have a light display (which cost extra) and one area is lined with pictures from past mining. Once you have seen Oya Stone, you will spot it in buildings in the area

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank ccampbell1978
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

It's a place where you learn ancient history rock crafting in this area. It's very wide, interesting and cool inside. A lot movies and commercials shooting were taken place here. You can even have a wedding here.

The entrance fee is about ¥800. Free guide ( Japanese only). Free parking too.

If you are coming by train, get off at JR Utsunomiya station. Exit to west gate.
Get on the bus to Oya at platform 6.
It's about 30 minutes ride.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Shantylee827
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Have you ever wanted to visit an old, subterranean stone quarry? Now is your chance!

An easy 30 minute bus ride from Utsunomiya Station, the Stone Museum used to be a functional quarry producing high-quality stone for buildings. Nowadays, the immense galleries and caves left by this process are open to the public.

A great and very different experience.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ViajesyVino
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We usually go there during summer when it's hot and humid outside. Underground is always cool, but can be quite humid too. If you are bringing a camera, make sure to protect it from condensation, your lens will fog.
It's dark inside so taking nice photos can be challenging.
You should combine this visit with the Oya Temple (and the hike to the top of the cliff) and Oya Kannon. It makes for a nice afternoon out of the city.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 2catsinJP
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This is an old quarry turned museum. About 30 minutes bus ride from the station (450 yen) and 800 yen entrance fee. You can spend around 1 hour exploring the museum. This is essentially a man-made cave, impressive due to its sheer size.

If you don't speak Japanese ask for the English brochure with some basic info - everything else is in Japanese.

If you find yourself un Utsunomiya with some time to spare this is definitely recommended.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Haris42
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