202-1 Ōyamachi, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321-0345.
All year Sat, Sun, Hol 10-16.
Adults JPY 800, Elementary School JPY 500, Children (0-9) free, Seniors (80+) free.
|Light:||Incandescent Electric Light System|
|Guided tours:||D=40 min, Max=20.|
|Address:||Kanehon Quarry, 202-1 Ōyamachi, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321-0345, Tel: +81-28-678-8802.|
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大谷石のKANEHON of カネホン採石場 (Kanehon Quarry) is an operating open cast quarry of Oya stone. The site includes the quarry, a stone processing plant, a stone waste dump, and the mountain owner’s residence and office. As it is a working quarry its main business is quarrying Oya stone, but it also offers quarry tours to tourists. There is a zipline across the quarry and a sale of Oya rocks. Highlight is a stone oven for making pizzas, of course made of Oya stone. Boots and helmets are provided.