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Tomioka Silk Mill, Tomioka

Categories: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Meiji era and I think anyone who likes architecture takes at least 2 hours and would be better. It seems is not so much interested in history, about 1 hour 10 minutes or. Guided tours can be joined by 200 yen is required was for the elderly more likely to explain (but not on the brochure so please talk to hear!), knowledgeable, like drawn with a jerk. Tomioka silk mill, walked about 10 minutes from the parking lot. Explore the town itself is nostalgic and a little and enjoyed it.
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  • Haruna shrine from about 30 km's away. That was registered in the world heritage site, we stopped for the first time. Many people--even if it can. ^^; The first trouble parking. Nowhere have several paid parking spaces! Voice of the driver's you want to park as close to the destination as possible. So, then driving back and forth around the field several times, finally ありつけました in the parking place. And travel to destinations on foot. Registered in the world heritage site before because so many tourists? Great is the number of people. Let's expect line up to buy tickets. You can check in a variety show after entering the history to look back. Because there is no place to eat on the premises, expand as Omotesando "stores? Street vendors? "Please use. That approach? For such is the way, apparently while traffic is like. Tomioka paper recently left large parking lot is empty exists in need courage is placed here due to traffic regulations, on the other hand.
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  • It is Tomioka silk mill became a world heritage site. Previously crowded I'd puts ordinary weekends and even now. Guide I think we finally have received. To carefully explained.
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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.
  • It was a sorry place. I thought it's not worth going all the way, including exhibit content, pricing, guide, surrounding environment, historical background and factory represents a tribute to the predecessors ' efforts and other. Just write specifically not part and just have old equipment and facilities are good but too high admission fee. And going inside and from current limited repair status is seen by helmet use fee is ¥ 200. The only once I entered in the scaffolding just looking from a distance, nothing. It is lost just walking. Click on description, only a description of the panels tend to be a little better though world heritage site or something weird silk dealer facility are sized very ensconced around, sell to tourists too frantic feeling in around Shirakawa-go completely weird mascot character blanket General: countries with various organizations and companies officials always follows from above in collusion with the appropriate feeling is Bing. Location guide is good anyway in the past 10 years most disappointing.
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  • Knowing that Japan Government at that time with the size of the role played by the sericultural modernization of Japan worked seriously on the sericulture promotion facilities. You can't know just by looking that 10 minutes. We recommend to participate in guided tours take listen at +200 yen. But very good to near block old buildings still remain and the systematic preservation because it seems. You should quit and attract a vulgar. Is going to lower the value of the world heritage site.
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  • About a year, visit the world heritage site also restless restless earlier? Regaining. Guides are courteous, happy, but still did not put many very worthwhile and as industrial heritage, expect future plan to expand the building. Unfortunately think of all theme park attractions, silk roll winding experience takes only one such money as they can.
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