Industrial Tourism in Japan
The Tokida-kan museum, previously a silk mill, exhibits documents and materials of the silk industry that developed along with the modernization of the country. All of the seven buildings on its premises including the cocoon storehouse have been designated as National Important Cultural Properties.
Category: Machinery and heavy industry
Kasahara Co. Ltd. (Ex-silk mill "Tokida-kan")
1-10-3 Tokida, Ueda-shi, Nagano 386-8611 Japan
10 minute walk from Ueda Station (74 minutes from Tokyo by Nagano-Shinkansen)
|Working days and hours||10:00 am to 4:00 pm|
|Closings||Saturdays, Sundays, holidays during December and March (except for visitors with advance reservation), New Year Holidays (Dec 29 - Jan 5)|
|Time required for a tour||1-2 hours|
We request visitors to make any necessary arrangements for interpretation.
Guided tours available.
Photos allowed in limited areas.