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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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  • Remain in the facility during the Meiji period, such as the ruins of France people or after operations were suspended only until recently had been intact, spinning factory and working to supervision without modified intentionally to relatively close to the original form. However, to operate the factory ruins, said no building, but neither are notable. May not store history at the time of little as a preliminary knowledge and not much inspiring.
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  • This is where Japan had learned in history class, the encouragement to experience. I think you'd better using a tour guide if you are interested. However, tour booking soon buried in the 12:00 PM all reserved was closed. Admission is 1,000 yen for adults and 250 Yen is University student. Difference is large, so student is a student card must.
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  • Historically important heritage that began from Japan's industrial development. However, this is a factory, beautifully decorated to or elaborate designs but there is not unfriendly base of large old building. Emotion is not China. And because the plant was running until the end of the Showa era, and was Mr. for the thin even the sense of historical relics. Better go in winter warm in buildings almost no heating, so the externals. Josyu was very tough.
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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.
  • 世界遺産とは思えないアットホーム感
  • 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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