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. Make Tomioka Silk Mill a part of your Tomioka vacation plans using our Tomioka vacation builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Jasper powerful was during the Obon vacation, so exhibit hours long bothered anyone, should come to look for guides, I to guide whoever is more fun, you can peruse.
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  • August 14, 2017
    To say the factory only until recently was running really was amazed. Thanks to who over the years have contributed to the growth in Japan after the country, is also grateful to seniors who come keep many such facilities at that time remains. Back factory dormitory made of my elementary school. Paste and color of plates was telling the history over the years. Tomioka silk mill, the highway you from Tokyo fun day at a distance of 2-3 hours away. Put in a little wait because it came in the middle of the tray was filled parking lot P1 but coming off places for the disabled until the still room to spare then waited in the parking lot. Went I found says shortcuts and almost opposite the place know actually think and about 5 minutes from the parking lot, how when I went walking back and forth, eventually leaving the street parking. Even thought I don't think we go look bad, but directions on the device needs. Is the building and enter through the front door is a large exhibition of East put cocoon, and say. Our free tour. Read the instructions around the whole facility and took about 4 hours, but guide it is in 40 minutes Zhou is and says it was. Guides who have time constraints was a good idea. It has many facilities, etc. from this gradually and I think it says that. Exhibits and describes efforts are felt. Description and facilities of each exhibit, thank you very much there in the Office.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The Tomioka silk mill world heritage sites. Still undeniable impression of developing tourist destinations, but plant of the Meiji era the impression of being as presence is there. I felt the breathing factory girl who struggled and Meiji Japan. Can be moved if it sees at without bias is now different than the fashion factory experience. Good thing I did.
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  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    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.
  • March 15, 2016
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    The factory has a feeling, I like it.
  • May 3, 2017
    good place

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