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Oya Stone Museum

909 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya 321-0345, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 28-652-1232
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Good for photos shooting

It's a place where you learn ancient history rock crafting in this area. It's very wide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shantylee827
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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A great, quirky attractions

Have you ever wanted to visit an old, subterranean stone quarry? Now is your chance! An easy 30... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ViajesyVino
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Australia
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“the bus” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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909 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya 321-0345, Tochigi Prefecture
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+81 28-652-1232
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

Thank Shantylee827
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank ViajesyVino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank 2catsinJP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Haris42
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

As soon as you approach the quarry you can feel the temperature noticeably drop if you're visiting in the summer. An interesting site and a memorable experience descending into the mine. These days it's mostly used to shoot music videos and commercials. Don't miss the...More

Thank Bracken D
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great trip to another world. This stone museum is an old hollowed-out quarry. It's lit, and you descend about 2-3 stories into a cool area. There are sculptures inside, and you can see where they have recorded videos and movie scenes. Very different from other...More

Thank LAWoman_2011
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a big emptied out underground stone quarry. As such, it's not nearly as interesting as natural caves can be, but is still kind of cool in an of itself (and is also, literally cool, at a constant 10º or so). The place has...More

2  Thank Asterix135
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Oya Stone Museum is actually a site of stope, where Oya stone was cut and taken away. Now it seems to be a big underground hall. Thanks to this fantastic surrendering, many movies were made in this place. Inside is cool, even in summer. You...More

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Best to go there with someone who can read Japanese. Stone was used by Frank Lloyd Wright, mine was used as a secret factory for build Zeros during WWII, and of course there is a lot of explanation on the stone cutting techniques used through...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This museum as they call it is really cool. It is more of a scenic walk through caverns. Bring a light jacket. Also, check out the giant Buddha carved out of Oya stone up the road! Look up Oya stone on google before you go....More

1  Thank Nathan P
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※ the path of the route bus about 30 minutes to ride from JR Utsunomiya Station West Exit No. 6 landing on Oya Tateiwa.
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