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Last updated: March 06, 2021
The remnants of a silkworm cold storage facility that used natural cooling
It was a cold storage facility that utilizes cold air blowing from underground through gaps between rocks. It also held the largest storage capacity in Japan as multiple rearing cycles of silkworm was enabled. (It was usually carried out only once a year until then.)
This facility, with Tomioka Silk Mill, was registered as the world heritage.
10690 Yashiki, Minaminomaki, Shimonita ( Map)
About 25 minutes by car from Shimonita Station
About 50 minutes by car from Shimonita IC of Joshin-Etsu Expressway
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
December to late March
500 yen (free for children)
0274-82-5345 (Shimonita Furusato Center)
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