Tomioka Silk Mill

Last update :
Written by Editorial department

Established in 1872, the Tomioka Silk Mill was opened to contribute to the modernization of Japan by the Meiji government, and it was Japan’s first machine-based silk mill. In the past, Japan’s government exported silk as a means to gather funds to promote the development of science and technology. Tomioka Silk Mill has remained mostly unchanged since those times. It has been registered as a World Heritage Site.

Tomioka Silk Mill, World Heritage Site, Machinery, Japan’s First, Modernization, Meiji Government, Silk, Factory, Brick
[Tomioka Silk Mill]

Visitors can explore the interior of the factory. Available displays include dynamic machines that were used while the building was still an operational silk mill and silk-spinning demonstrations.

omioka Silk Mill, World Heritage Site, Machinery, Japan’s First, Modernization, Meiji Government, Silk, Factory, Brick
[Tomioka Silk Mill]

We recommend that visitors take the guided tour of the facility (200 yen, separate fee) and/or utilize an audio guide (200 yen, separate fee) to maximize the experience. Audio guides are available in Japanese, English, French, Chinese, and Korean.

Basic information on Tomioka Silk Mill

Tomioka Silk Mill

Address
1-1 Tomioka, Tomioka City, Gunma
Access
12 minutes on foot from Joshu-Tomioka Station
Tel
0274-67-0075
Hours
9:00-17:00(Last admission 16:30)
Closed
December 29th through 31st
Admission
Adults 1000 yen. High school and university students 250 yen (student ID required). Elementary and junior high school students 150 yen. Preschool children free.
URL(English)
http://www.tomioka-silk.jp.e.wv.hp.transer.com/tomioka-silk-mill/?_ga=1.260585037.153400665.1478739170