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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  • Tours are available every 30 minutes. To hear description for more information about building, 200 yen and it is recommended to participate so cheap. And performer to spin a yarn from the cocoon in the hotel, for the first time knows how to make silk.
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  • Buildings of the Meiji era is a respectable building. Frame is built of wood. You can be proud of the high technology of Japan. It is their appreciation.
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  • While pouring cold rain, we went to the Tomioka silk mill. From Takasaki on Joshin is a 35-minute round trip train tickets and tickets to the silk together, had a coupon of 2140 yen. You can get that down in the joshu Tomioka station, walk 10 minutes in the middle there are directions on maps with or without. But campus is under renovation, was not able to visit only the half of it. Still, 150 years ago, diligently worked on civilization and enlightenment and encouragement to those who's felt.
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  • 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.
  • Fascinating place! They have tours in English and augmented reality glasses, and just the whole place is cool. Worth a visit if you're in Gunma.
  • 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.
  • The factory has a feeling, I like it.
  • good place

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