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Tomioka Silk Mill, Tomioka

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History Museum
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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  • I went during the week (on Wednesday) was available. Tried a guided tour of the 200 yen derailed, hard to hear the voice guide me in was. The building itself is worth a look is.
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  • We visited on a group trip. Tomioka silk mill Park itself has historical value, there are many attractions, but problem is around the souvenir shop. One of them, were placed stuffed animals wearing costume shop was like a shop that sells mostly cosmetic, but a can be taken together at the entrance. Touching course perches in the eyes of the children, with timing, is on the shelves. However, where this costume shop, suddenly became "children's don't touch-" and blast many times. Children as I caught it, I was getting uncomfortable. To come on a fun tour of the long-awaited, and such and uncomfortable than adults. I know the kids will come if you comply with the stuffed animals and plush. I think if kids touch you want, like stuffed animals and plush shouldn't be worn is not. I think if you would do anything to attract visitors, the idea is wrong. Please note that we will be exploring.
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  • From Kan-ETSU trail drive through major roads and municipal parking Guide. Is easy to stop in a fairly large space joshu Tomioka station. Silk mill is about a 10-minute walk away. 16 on Sunday was a little, but still it was crowded with many tourists. In 20 minutes towards the East put cocoon, the short construction began by the leadership of France, in the history and architectural history, such as videos, fits the description. We visited the West placed cocoon, is currently undergoing restoration, adults pay 200 yen and repair landscape inside. 2f East put cocoon, Cocoon more than 30 tons of saved will, recommend beautiful inside. Indirect lighting and the light refraction is very beautiful.
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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.
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  • 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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