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Tomioka Silk Mill富岡製糸場

Historical Monument

When Japan first began trading with countries around the world in the late Edo period, silk was its biggest export. The Tomioka Silk Mill was founded as a model mill in 1872 by the Meiji government with the aim of improving the quality and productivity of silk production. The first buildings were timber-frame and brick construction, a pattern which continues to be used almost unchanged today. The site is filled with ways to learn about its history, including guided tours and a smartphone guide. The group of buildings from the time when the mill was first opened is designated Important Cultural Properties and National Treasures and was also collectively registered as a World Heritage Site in 2014.


Gunma Pref. Tomiokashi Tomioka 1-1 (Tomioka / Myogi / ShimonitaArea)

phone 0274670075

9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)

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Gunma Pref. Tomiokashi Tomioka 1-1 [ map ]
Tomioka / Myogi / ShimonitaArea
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
The end of the year(12/29-12/31)
[Tour fee] Adults1,000yen, high school/college student 250yen (student ID required), elementary/Junior High School Students150yen
Parking Lot
Not available
* Municipal parking lot nearby, main parking available
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, etc.)
※ Not available at ticket office
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[General Information Center] 0274-67-0075
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (some places not allowed)
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Impossible (can not enter even if it is in the backpack etc.)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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