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Tomioka Silk Mill

1-1 Tomioka, Tomioka 370-2316, Gunma Prefecture
+81 274-64-0005
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Silk factory buildings

It is the site of silk factory which started operation before 145 years ago. At that time, it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mat_mak
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
I guess you need to know Japanese and her history

I enjoyed this place. I took a guide tour in Japanese, the volunteer Guide-san showed me the site... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
W7927SH_
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1 week ago
“Silk factory buildings”
30 Sep 2017
“I guess you need to know Japanese and her history ”
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1-1 Tomioka, Tomioka 370-2316, Gunma Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 also luxurious mansions for instructors who were invited from France,...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed this place. I took a guide tour in Japanese, the volunteer Guide-san showed me the site excellently. Also, the other staff members at many places answered me many questions. For instance, the East Storage is under construction, and a staff-san explained me the...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is an historic silk mill that's been kind of restored and opened to the public. The museum is pretty good. NOTE - there IS an English brochure that explains all the displays in detail. But it's not easy to find. I asked a security...More

1  Thank Asterix135
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

It's a whole silk village really, with female/male workers' accommodation, hospital, director's house and the fabric halls. It gives a good impression and an overview on how the silk industry developed in Japan. Apparently it took French engineering to propel it along. The English information...More

1  Thank quiggel
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This place became a Unesco world heritage site back in 2014 and at last i had the opportunity to go. Entrance is 1000 yen but if you want to go along with a tour its extra 200 yen. Also they were doing some roof reconstruction...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

There are several sections to this place. After having paid the basic entry fee, you have access to the reeling, accommodation, warehouse and shop. The remainder of the facility requires more money, which is disappointing. On specific days there are people that demonstrate silk reeling...More

2  Thank FritsMetz
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

It was mainly Japanese tourists visiting the day we went, entry was 1000 yen but one section of the mill you had to hire a safety hat for 200 yen which wasn't a problem The displays were explained in Englishh Its a world Heritage site...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2015

When we arrived, the queue was already there. Lots of local travellers. Drove around as we noticed that the parking nearby was expensive. Anyway, later we spend about 500 yen for 2.5hrs parking. As we didn't really understand what that fellow was trying to tell...More

Thank canberra421
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Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

After paying the 1000yen and entering the Silk Mill we had discovered that we had been tricked. The Silk Mill is a Silk Mill but it's not a tourist attraction. My favourite was when the 200yen audio guide (and free map) referenced the 'cocoon drying...More

Thank traveller610
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Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

This is by far the worst Unesco world heritage that I have visited. Most of the buildings are not accessible for the public and there are no English descriptions or brochures. How can the ¥1000 entrance fee be justified for walking around the grounds which...More

6  Thank Mana S
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