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Tomioka Silk Mill

1-1 Tomioka, Tomioka 370-2316, Gunma Prefecture
+81 274-64-0005
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I guess you need to know Japanese and her history

I enjoyed this place. I took a guide tour in Japanese, the volunteer Guide-san showed me the site... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
via mobile
Could have been much better

This is an historic silk mill that's been kind of restored and opened to the public. The museum... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Toronto, Canada
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  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
30 Sep 2017
“I guess you need to know Japanese and her history ”
19 Jul 2017
“Could have been much better”
1-1 Tomioka, Tomioka 370-2316, Gunma Prefecture
+81 274-64-0005
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed this place. I took a guide tour in Japanese, the volunteer Guide-san showed me the site excellently. Also, the other staff members at many places answered me many questions. For instance, the East Storage is under construction, and a staff-san explained me the...More

Thank W7927SH_
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is an historic silk mill that's been kind of restored and opened to the public. The museum is pretty good. NOTE - there IS an English brochure that explains all the displays in detail. But it's not easy to find. I asked a security...More

1  Thank Asterix135
Reviewed 5 June 2017

It's a whole silk village really, with female/male workers' accommodation, hospital, director's house and the fabric halls. It gives a good impression and an overview on how the silk industry developed in Japan. Apparently it took French engineering to propel it along. The English information...More

1  Thank quiggel
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This place became a Unesco world heritage site back in 2014 and at last i had the opportunity to go. Entrance is 1000 yen but if you want to go along with a tour its extra 200 yen. Also they were doing some roof reconstruction...More

Thank WanderLady28
Reviewed 23 August 2016

There are several sections to this place. After having paid the basic entry fee, you have access to the reeling, accommodation, warehouse and shop. The remainder of the facility requires more money, which is disappointing. On specific days there are people that demonstrate silk reeling...More

2  Thank FritsMetz
Reviewed 16 June 2016

It was mainly Japanese tourists visiting the day we went, entry was 1000 yen but one section of the mill you had to hire a safety hat for 200 yen which wasn't a problem The displays were explained in Englishh Its a world Heritage site...More

Thank 528956John_C
Reviewed 18 July 2015

When we arrived, the queue was already there. Lots of local travellers. Drove around as we noticed that the parking nearby was expensive. Anyway, later we spend about 500 yen for 2.5hrs parking. As we didn't really understand what that fellow was trying to tell...More

Thank canberra421
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

After paying the 1000yen and entering the Silk Mill we had discovered that we had been tricked. The Silk Mill is a Silk Mill but it's not a tourist attraction. My favourite was when the 200yen audio guide (and free map) referenced the 'cocoon drying...More

Thank traveller610
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

This is by far the worst Unesco world heritage that I have visited. Most of the buildings are not accessible for the public and there are no English descriptions or brochures. How can the ¥1000 entrance fee be justified for walking around the grounds which...More

6  Thank Mana S
Reviewed 10 April 2015

I visited this old factory with my parents in April 2015 during my three week vacation in Japan. It turned out to be a very disappointing experience. As soon as I entered the main area I noticed all sorts of thinkgs lying around, some covered...More

2  Thank benchan2015
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