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Oya Stone Museum

909 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya 321-0345, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 28-652-1232
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Nice and cold!

Visit the tourist information centre in Utsunomiya station, they help you to buy bus ticket and so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oulu, Finland
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Interesting To Visit

Admission is at ¥800/pp. This old Oya Stone quarry is now a History Museum on the mining of Oya... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Seok Ting C
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
909 Oyamachi, Utsunomiya 321-0345, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 28-652-1232
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit the tourist information centre in Utsunomiya station, they help you to buy bus ticket and so on. For about 1680yen you get bus tickets, museum and temple. It was worth it and from temple there were nice waking routes to the top of the...More

Thank punktio
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Admission is at ¥800/pp. This old Oya Stone quarry is now a History Museum on the mining of Oya Stone unique in Utsunomiya. The underground quarry is chilly as it is underground and huge. It is also use for special exhibitions and events.

Thank Seok Ting C
Reviewed 16 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...More

1  Thank ptcookgal
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...More

3  Thank redeyeblues
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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

Thank paul i
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank rp-yp
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...More

1  Thank Grace Y
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...More

Thank austranomads
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...More

Thank Sue N
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...More

1  Thank dmkc1176
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Adriana N
how do i get there using public transportation?
9 March 2016|
Response from Anna K |
※ 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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