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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

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Description

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”.


Details

  •  30
  •  3
  •  150 people
  •  Two whealchairs
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 :
200 
Foreign Languages :
 (English explanation being planned.) 
Luggage Storage :
Available 

Notes

For large groups, up to 150 people can be accommodated however explanation and guidance is done for up to 30 people at a time.


Contact

tel : +81(0)266-23-3489   fax : +81(0)266-22-3675   e-mail   Official site


Access/Location

By Train
From Okaya Station(JR Chuo Line), 20 min walk
By Car
From Okaya IC, 5 min
Address
1-4-8 Goda, Okaya 394-0021

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