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Tomioka Silk Mill, Tomioka

(2.9/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
A World Heritage Site dating back to 1872, Tomioka Silk Mill represents the oldest example of a silk reeling factory in Japan. An important symbol of industrial development under the Meiji government, the mill maintains its condition to a high standard, with much of the warehouse kept exactly as it was when it closed in 1987. Explore four vast sites, each corresponding to different stages of silk production, from a cold storage facility for silk worm eggs, to the large raw silk reeling plant. Audio guides are available in English. Make Tomioka Silk Mill a part of your Tomioka vacation plans using our Tomioka vacation builder.
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  • ◆ adults 1,000 yen, College and high school students 250 yen and into the students out because there is a big difference in pricing between students and adults is recommended. ◆ You can sign up for guided tours of about 40-45 minutes, at +200 yen. Specifically to hear and that viewing order as we recommend. • Saturday and Sunday at East mayu 置所 seat repeat the experience (from silkworm cocoons spun), is interesting. • Park at various locations, pricing and take mechanism apart, so check in advance is recommended. • Infrastructure development around still? Shop you can buy souvenir silk SOAP and their Kingdom (soft-shaped chocolate), but there is an impression that even walking (silk mill-between the parking) in May.
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  • Tomioka IC away 10 minutes away by car. There are a number of parking close to the free parking is 20 minutes away. It is near the train station. Or becoming a Museum, hotel, shop, exhibition instrument at that time and there was spectacular. Brick buildings were really beautiful.
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  • I went to 12/31. Was able to walk around slowly, or couldn't be to look around for the holiday, but unfortunately it was... less people in the town.
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  • It's an interesting historial site, but there is a major lack of information in English: only a brochure and a internet audio guide. Or you can pay to rent one. Tours are free in Japanese. The site is currently underdevelopment with construction being done on the buildings and architectural remains of buildings being unearthed. If you go on the weekends, you can see real silk worms and touch the cocoons! There is also a demonstration of silk spinning. Without being able to read the signs, you can walk through this site in under an hour.
  • A fascinating place to visit to see the start of industrial modernisation in Japan. There's a brief audio guide you can rent on an touch, or you can just walk around and see the buildings yourself. There is a free tour but it is only in Japanese.
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  • Very interesting place. Nothing remains mouth reviews, 😱 shock!! ️ photo menu ^ ^; I have been changed to worst 😱!! ️ thanks for doing so in East Japan's disaster was, it was in place. With friends and carried feet with my daughter the other day. Expecting to feel a little more adult ¥ 1,000, but will leave here committed out of stars (^ ^) time width wide, would like would be wider, parking.
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  • Remember the nomugi pass put silk mill and here is a sad story but, I filled will shoulder the country and think local will. Moved to strong desire to take it over in the future. I think that is a world heritage site. Please follow the thoughts of the people who made it, as well as the form of silk reeling factory, who continued it to support.
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