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Historical Monument

Tomioka Silk Mill

富岡製糸場

When Japan first began trading with countries around the world in the late Edo period, silk was its biggest export. The Tomioka Silk Mill was founded as a model mill in 1872 by the Meiji government with the aim of improving the quality and productivity of silk production. The first buildings were timber-frame and brick construction, a pattern which continues to be used almost unchanged today. The site is filled with ways to learn about its history, including guided tours and a smartphone guide. The group of buildings from the time when the mill was first opened is designated Important Cultural Properties and National Treasures and was also collectively registered as a World Heritage Site in 2014.

LOCATION
Gunma Pref. Tomiokashi Tomioka 1-1
PHONE
0274670075
Hours
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
Closed
The end of the year(12/29-12/31)
Fees
[Visit fee] [Adult] 1,000yen [High school/university student] 250yen (student card required) [Small/Junior high school students] 150yen
Parking Lot
Not available * Municipal parking lot nearby, coin parking Available
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, etc.)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Note
[General Information Center] 0274-67-0075
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (some places cannot be entered)
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Not possible (You cannot enter even if you are in a carrier back etc.)
Updated at: January 25, 2022 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN

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