Okaya Silk Museum “Silk Fact Okaya” : 岡谷蚕糸博物館 シルクファクトおかや
Silk Museum Adjacent to an Actual Operating Silk Factory
During the Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras (late-19th to mid-20th centuries), the Okaya area was one of the largest silk thread producing areas in the world. The Okaya silk Museum is dedicated to conveying that history. Actual silk production can be seen in the adjacent silk factory.
In August, 2014, the museum relocated adjacent to a real, operating silk factory, making it the only such silk museum in the world. The silk production (‘factory’) and silk history (‘facts’) combination is the reason behind the new nickname “Silk Fact Okaya”.
- Hours :
- 09:00-17:00 (Silk Factory tours available 09:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00)
- Date(s) :
- Closed Wednesdays and the day following national holidays. (Occasionally closed to change exhibitions.)
- Entrance Price :
- Adults 500, Middle and High School 300, Elementary School 150. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
- Time Required :
- 1 hour
- Reservations :
- Required(Required for groups. For individuals that make appointments ahead of time, personalized explanation of the facilities can be provided.)
- Capacity :
- Foreign Languages :
- (English explanation being planned.)
- Luggage Storage :
For large groups, up to 150 people can be accommodated however explanation and guidance is done for up to 30 people at a time.
tel : +81(0)266-23-3489 fax : +81(0)266-22-3675 Official site
- By Train
- From Okaya Station(JR Chuo Line), 20 min walk
- By Car
- From Okaya IC, 5 min
- 1-4-8 Goda, Okaya 394-0021
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