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Tomioka-shi

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    Tomioka Silk Mill

    October 20, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Today's World Heritage Site was Tomioka Silk Mill, a large, well, silk mill, located in .. Tomioka, central Japan. Built in the 19th century, it was one of the world's largest and most important silk processing facilities. It was another key plank in the industrialisation of Japan in the late 19th century as they opened up again to western trade and influences. It was interesting to wander around the plant, since it managed every step of the silk production process: breeding and nurturing the silkworms, extracting the silk, spinning it into thread, and then weaving it into garments.

    Later in the day we headed for Tokyo where we based ourselves for the rest of the trip. Had an evening trip to Shibuya which was quite cool!
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Tomioka-shi, 富岡