Tomioka Silk Mill, Tomioka

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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. Start your trip to Tomioka by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • I think you see always where under construction so you can see what I think. It's always the best is behind the Bruner Hall and dormitory. Outside the fence under the cliffs, Yabusame ritual at River flowed through the area. As if walled in, everything excites the imagination.
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  • World Heritage sites and the like go interested in, I would say. It's really a world heritage site? This was the impression. Good think I wonder what more can I.. It is refreshing and not guided. Around the Tomioka silk mill was named a world heritage site, I had no idea has raised rips the entire city.. Hey... I gone and made it just because I think I'm.
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  • Exhibition was feeling, but is Gunma national treasures, treasures from the Tomioka silk mill world heritage site admission: adults 1000 yen is very high. And the industrial history of civilization after Japan has no interest because some may "Oh-, so" that such was. Felt the effort alone was named a world heritage site and a national treasure, will be neglected. It is too bad.
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  • Fascinating site, but currently being renovated. A lot of the exhibits are in Japanese, but they offers tours in English and you can rent audio devices if you prefer to explore at your own pace.
  • Good to learn history of silk. Comfortable place.
  • Great historical place, where Silk became a commercial industry. However, it lacks sufficient English explanations which could be a challenge for foreigners.
  • It was a good place to visit. Very easy to get to from the station. It was about a 10-15 minute walk to the silk mill. Plenty of local shops and eateries on the way there. The admission fee is 1000 yen. you can also rent a audio tour guide for 200 yen which is what I did. If you want to save money, you can download the app they have and listen to the audio guide for free. (then you have to worry about data though) They will also give you a little stamp sheet scavenger hunt. 4 stamps. You then bring the sheet to the tourist shop and they give you a little free button. Overall I enjoyed the place as a cultural experience and learning about Japan's silk mill trade.
  • Expensive for what they offer. I have been many many world heritage site but sadly, this was the least Interesting place. Won't go back again.
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