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Tomioka Silk Mill, Tomioka
(2.9/5 based on 400+ 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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  • I have free time, I went to the Tomioka silk mill. There was lots of people from the tourist bus matrix I saw on television is already there. You could see just now tour spot West placed cocoon, save repair.
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  • I went to see World Heritage sites as world heritage. Municipal free parking place = P4 fasten and find out in advance was some parking area was. There the remaining distance and direction on the sidewalk was 800 metres from here, is easy to understand. Admission is not crowded ticket office at 1000 yen. And get in front of the building = Postfix cocoon, East to the factory history, figures, silk, tools such as was exhibited. Machinery then went to silk cocoons out of yarn and 30 years ago was being overlaid on vinyl. It is a feeling that the old factory was running until 30 years ago, generally from 150 years ago to renovate. Feeling of nostalgia and antiquity heritage from the old one is, I went back. Audio guide, guide's explanation. (Each 200 yen) stay time 1-2 hours
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  • It was during the film shoot. Of course, to the actor's contact were banned. The finished film is fun. Guided tours 200 yen is a good idea. Have fun learning. Offers currently remains establishment had the factory manual most of later in life is certain, one mechanized. Was in the movie, the initial factory manual is reproduced, the more fun it is. Earphone guide in English, overseas visitors are pleased.
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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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