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

荒船風穴

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

Address

10690 Yashiki, Minaminomaki, Shimonita, Kanra District ( Map)

Access

About 25 minutes by car from Shimonita Station

About 50 minutes by car from Shimonita IC of Joshin-Etsu Expressway

Hours

9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed

December to late March

Admission

500 yen (free for children)

Tel

0274-82-5345 (Shimonita Furusato Center)

Website

https://www.town.shimonita.lg.jp/fuketsu/m01/01.html

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