Arafune Cold Storage
Arafune Cold Storage
Arafune Cold Storage
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Arafune Cold Storage


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.

Basic Information


10690 Yashiki, Minaminomaki, Shimonita, Kanra District ( 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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