Tomioka Silk Mill
Tomioka Silk Mill
Tomioka Silk Mill
Tomioka Silk Mill
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Tomioka Silk Mill


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.


English support

Some English-speaking staff


Natural hot spring baths

Daytrip bathing

Baths open to non-staying guests


Free Wi-Fi available

Luggage storage

Temporarily store luggage

Luggage delivery

Can send bags via courier service

All Western-style toilets

All toilets are Western style

Chair seating

Dining in chairs (not directly on floor)

Private dining

Private dining rooms available

Ingredients list

Ingredients list for meals


Vegetarian meals upon request


Halal meals upon request

Prayer amenities

Muslim prayer items, support, room, etc.


Non-smoking facility

Smoking area

Smoking room(s) and/or area(s)

Free parking

Free-of-charge car parking

Shuttle bus

Shuttle bus service available

Basic Information


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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