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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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  • Because it was made ago the World Heritage Register, but this is after the registration, tickets that are listed and the staff.
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  • I went by bus. With very modern silk mill and factory girl sad story whether you think the off on weekends. That became the main pillar of industrial technology Japan after unusual at that time medical facilities, 8 hours in labor and very ideal business form then Japan further focus and made a large silk mill for this place and was impressed. Had to go I don't know. Also because he was spinning machine at his own expense had kept much more ready exhibition in such good condition that I was surprised.
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  • Stopped in the middle of the cycle. We have to see really slowly just at lunch time the ticket counter lady told me "times break your group, so take a look at.". Near the entrance to the East building's history of silk panels and take-up demonstration. Corner didn't live in during their lunch break, raw silk and silk real touch, compare experiences, I now understand the difference in texture. 2nd floor warehouse well half-timbered ceilings, retrofitted stair rising from the outside can see the good. Official involved in the restoration, this day is, at that time France-made steam locomotive restoration commemorative driving public commentary and a little 話shi込mimashita. West Wing is achieved throughout the building sheds over construction, pay 200 yen with the helmet, goes up to the third floor in the elevator, and a little replaced wooden roof construction. According to the description of 140 years ago, wooden brick buildings and the Yokohama red brick warehouse and the seemingly same, but while I really surprise at that wood is the! According to West Wing construction public, certainly rough tank full of rivets was published next to the iron water tank from dependency, by "this tank is made in the shipbuilding technology of warship at the time". Masterpiece is chock full deployed was through shutdown thread take-up machine building in the latest Automatic take-up, elongated buildings aligned to the greatness of the machine was on the large screen video introduction. I think it may be stopped behind the cliffs overlooking at the time, is a very good scene, so take a look at. Admission is ¥ 1,000 + West Wing special public 200 yen and the cheap would be worth 140 years ago, wooden brick building remains it is not, but Wow is.
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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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