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About Tomioka Silk Mill basics information
icon_answer.gifAbout one to one and a half hour.
icon_answer.gifYou can enter the mill at your reserved time without lining up even when the entrance is crowded. In addition, you can enter without having to bring too much cash on you on the day of your visit. Besides, entrance fee is cheaper for visitors who booked a group reservation. Click here to make a group reservation
icon_answer.gifYou can purchase it at Machinaka Tourist Information Center (O-Tomichan’chi House) and Nakamachi Machinaka Community Center. For details, please see the Admission Fee page. ※To Open Hours, Admission Fee
icon_answer.gifAdmission fees for individual visitors : 1000 yens for adults ; 250 yens for high school and university students ; 150 yens for elementary and junior high school students. For details, please see the Admission Fee page. ※To Open Hours, Admission Fee
icon_answer.gifWe are closed from December 29 to 31. We may also be closed temporarily in case of disaster or construction work. For detail, please see Open Hours page. ※To Open Hours, Admission Fee
icon_answer.gifYou do not need to make a reservation to tour the facility on your own. For those in a group of 20 people or more, please book your tour on the following page. Same thing to book a guided tour. ※Click here to make a group reservation
About Tomioka Silk Mill Access
icon_answer.gifYou cannot park inside the Tomioka Silk Mill. Please use the nearby municipal parking or coin-operated parking. For details, please see the Access page. ※To Access
icon_answer.gif Please change to the Joshin Electric Railway from JR Takasaki Station West side exit . Get off at Joshu-Tomioka Station (a journey of approximately 40 minutes, 790 yen for adults) and walk 15 minutes. In addition, there is a taxi office inside Joshu-Tomioka Station. For details, please see the Access page. ※To Access
icon_answer.gifPlease use the Kamimachi parking lot. We request that you only use the parking lot for loading/unloading and that buses wait in the bus waiting area. For details, please see the Access page. ※To Access
Tomioka Silk Mill Municipal Parking
icon_answer.gifIt is available 24 hours a day. ※To Access
icon_answer.gifApproximately 5 minutes walk from the pay and display parking lots. Approximately 20 minutes walk from the free parking lot.
icon_answer.gifYou cannot park and leave your vehicule. However, if you are in a microbus, you can park it at the Tomioka Station East free parking lot (approx. 20 min walk). Please contact private bus parking lots for information on closer parking options for buses larger than microbuses.
icon_answer.gifThere are one or two wheelchairs at the pay and display municipal parking lot. Please ask to a staff member (guard) when you arrive. You may have to wait as the number of wheelchair is limited.
icon_answer.gifIn the case of groups of 20 and more people, reservation via internet is necessary....
Tomioka Silk Mill On-site Equipment and Services
icon_answer.gifYou can find a shop and a silk gallery. Please take a look at the silk products, souvenirs and books sold in these two places.
icon_answer.gifWe have 7 of them. Please ask a staff member if you need them. You may have to wait as the number of wheelchair is limited.
icon_answer.gifThere is not applicable area. Please use the rest areas located at different places in the mill.
icon_answer.gifWe have them, and they are free of charge. Please ask a staff member if you need them. You may have to wait as the number of wheelchair is limited.
icon_answer.gifYou can visit the mill on rainy day.
icon_answer.gifPlease ask members of staff posted in many places in the mill or call the administration office (0274-64-0005). In addition, AED (automated external defibrillator) have been installed in the administration office, East Cocoon Warehouse and East Cocoon Warehouse.
icon_answer.gifYou can purchase products sold at the shop. Contact the information center at 0274-67-0075 for more detail....
icon_answer.gifEntrance with pets is not permitted. (with the exception of guide dogs and assistance dogs) Please note that carrying pets in pet carriers is also prohibited. For details, please see the Notes page. ※Link to Notes 
icon_answer.gifYou can change diaper by using the baby seat in the toilet located on both sides of the Silk-reeling Plant and the Infirmary. Sorry for the inconvenience, but please adress the magagement office located inside the Inspector's House. ※Map of the site
icon_answer.gifPlease refrain from eating on the facility ground for the protection of cultural properties. Please use restaurants and shops located around the mill. ※To Shopping and Food page
icon_answer.gifRestaurants around the silk mill are listed on the Machinaka Fun Map (in Japanese). ※To Brochure Download
icon_answer.gifWe do guided tours led by a tour guide (pay guided tours available in Japanese). More detailed information here...
icon_answer.gifYou can. The ground is basically paved but there are places with steps as well as unpaved places as it is a former factory. Please be careful. Please check the map of the mill for multipurpose restrooms.
Tomioka Silk Mill and others
icon_answer.gifBrochures are available for download. ※To brochure page
icon_answer.gifFree Download Pictures are available. ※To Free Download Pictures. You can use the pictures published here freely without application. Please note that you must insert "Courtesy of Tomioka City" when you use these photographs.
icon_answer.gifPlease see the Sightseeing page. ※List of Sightseeing Spots
icon_answer.gifYou don't need to apply for any authorization if you intend to publish pictures for snap photography, SNS or blog as personal memories or enjoyment. You also do not need to apply for permissions when using the photographs as teaching materials at school. However, application is necessary beforehand for sale, distribution or publication in a homepage as commercial purpose. Specifically, please see About photographing permit page. ※To About photographing permit
icon_answer.gifPlease contact the Service for Research and Promotion of the Tomioka Silk Mill Research Center at 0274-64-0005. We will check any demand case by case.
icon_answer.gifThe Myogi Onsen in Tomioka is a 30-minute car ride from the Silk Mill. Myougi contact plaza "fir tree...
icon_answer.gifYes. Please ask our professional photographer. He will take a group picture for you....
About the whole Access
icon_answer.gifFor the Access to Tomioka City, please see this page.