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.



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)


Admission fee Free
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)
Visitor capacity 40
Time required for a tour 1-2 hours
Language Japanese only
Reservation Required
Fax: 81-268-25-1594
e-mail: madoguchi@kasahara.co.jp
Other conditions We request visitors to make any necessary arrangements for interpretation.
Guided tours available.
Photos allowed in limited areas.


Tel: 81-268-22-1230
E-mail: madoguchi@kasahara.co.jp