Starting in 1872, the Tomioka Silk Mill and its related sites was the first factory in Japan that was ran by the government. The goal was to make the country wealthy and be able to catch up with the other top countries.

The factory mass produced silk in order to export it worldwide and bring in foreign currency. Built in a way that was unique to the country at the time, the Tomioka Silk Mill is a place like no other in the country.

This is when Japan really started focusing on increasing their exports in order to increase their wealth, making a name for themselves in the process.

WHY SPECIAL

4 sites in this World Heritage

  • Tomioka Silk Mill
  • Tajima Yahei Sericulture Farm
  • Takayama-sha Sericulture School
  • Arafune Cold Storage

Tomioka Silk Mill

Tajima Yahei Sericulture Farm

Takayama-sha Sericulture School

Arafune Cold Storage

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