Last updated: February 17, 2021
Tour a historic factory that helped modernize Japan
Tomioka Silk Mill put Gunma on the map for textiles. Established in 1872, the factory played a pivotal role in Japan's industrial revolution during the Meiji era (1868–1912).
It was a model factory, utilizing the latest machines to set new standards in terms of silk quality and improved working conditions. It was the country's first modern silk mill to process silkworms cocoons into raw silk.
You can tour this well-preserved factory, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
1-1 Tomioka, Tomioka (Map)
About 15 minutes on foot from Joshu-Tomioka Station
About 10 minutes by car from Tomioka IC of Joshin-Etsu Expressway (10 minutes on foot from parking lot)
Paid (city parking lot)
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
New Year's holidays
1,000 yen (250 yen for students, 150 yen for children)
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