Situated in the Tochigi Utsunomiya, there is a mysterious underground space called the Oya Museum. This place used to be a former mining area which was in use from 1919 to 1986 and was abandoned since then. Since the area is huge and low temperature is maintained, therefore it was once used as secret warehouse, government granary, wine cellar, etc.

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Now it is opened to the public. In order to be able for public's view, the entire area has undergone many years of reconstruction. As such, a lot of commercials, movies and music videos are shot here. If you have time, you should go there and feel the mysterious environment.

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Oya Museum
Address:  909 Otani cho, Utsunomiya city, Tochigi prefecture
Opening Hours:
April - November 9: 00-17: 00 (last entry time 16: 30)
December - March 9: 30 - 16: 30 (last entry time 16:00)
Fees: Adults 800 Yen; Children: 400 Yen (Primary and High School Students)

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