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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  • Traveling at 30 min was reeling at GA early gotten to visit around, to ask Mr.. It is a great building as the building of the Meiji era and a world heritage site and should leave to the posterity.
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  • It is the site of silk factory which started operation before 145 years ago. At that time, it was the largest factory in Japan, and large machines and warehouses remained in the premises. There was al...  more »
  • Only accredited world heritage site, and enters from the Meiji era buildings and buildings under construction on the machine, leaving only that thing is nice but paid the entrance fee 1000 yen for helmet took 200 yen. Sorry had to enter only those who want to enter.
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  • Fascinating site, but currently being renovated. A lot of the exhibits are in Japanese, but they offers tours in English and you can rent audio devices if you prefer to explore at your own pace.
  • Great historical place, where Silk became a commercial industry. However, it lacks sufficient English explanations which could be a challenge for foreigners.
  • 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.
  • Expensive for what they offer. I have been many many world heritage site but sadly, this was the least Interesting place. Won't go back again.
  • 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.

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