This tour include Tomioka Silk Mill of UNESCO World Heritage and Byakuikannon-statue which is the symbol of Takasaki-city. After you understand the important historical value of Tomioka Silk Mill , you will be very much impressed for the World Heritage. And you will be overwhelmed by the giant statue rising up on top of Mt.Kannon to which people pray for their better fortune and longevity.
At your staying hotel in Tokyo or Takasaki city
Tomioka Silk Mill has been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List as “Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites” on 2014.
You will be able to find the historical importance of the Heritage for various aspects including Silk Mill technology, advanced architecture and Japanese women lavor history and tremendous efforts & result by them for the technology improvement.
Tomioka Silk Mill had contributed a lot to the silk industry in the world. The high quality of raw silk and the silk warm breeding technology had spread over the world and contributed the world wide silk industry expansion. The plant was the largest size of silk plant at the time-flame which is 140 meter length,12 meter breadth and 12 meter hight. After the factory be privatized, this Silk Mill technology finally had become the world leading technology and had produced the Silk products as world number one volume until this factory had ceased to operate in 1987.
Byakuikannon/Goddess of Mercy) in Takasaki-city of Gunma. The top of Mt.Kannon is located 190meter of altitude and Byakuikannon is 41.8meter tall with 6.0 tons weight. This Kannon statue is constructed by concrete with the thickness of thumb as 0.4meter diameter. It was established in 1936. The inside the Kannon body is made with nine-storied building and you can walk up to the top from where all over the Takasaki-city, famous Jyomo-sanzan (three mountains: Akagi, Myogi and Haruna) and a chain of mountains in the distance. 20 numbers of Buddhist statues are enshrined inside this Kannon statue.
This Kannon is the symbol of Takasaki-city and a lot of people come here to pray their better fortune, longevity and so-on.
At your staying hotel in Tokyo or Takasaki city
Pick-up fee at your staying hotel in Tokyo,
Transportation inside Takasaki city for a guide,
Transportation fee during this tour for you and a guide in case you move from hotel in Tokyo to Gunma (both way): JPY11000/ adult,
Entrance fee for you: Tomioka Silk Mill : JPY1000/ adult,
I am now living in Gunma prefecture located around 100km north from Tokyo.
1) For fairly long walking of sight -seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.
2) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir.
3) I prepared the blog of Gunma/Tomioka Silk Mill with photos and detail explanation each shown as below,
Blog title of Tomioka Silk Mill: Tomioka Silk Mill in Gunma as UNESCO World Heritage,
Kashima was a good guide. He met us at our hotel and took us to Hakone for the day. Climate did not agree with us, it poured rain for the entire day, and still Kashima was willing to take us to all the original places we had agreed. We had to cut it short because some places were closed because of the rain but Kashima was ver accesible and accommodating to what we wanted to do. The only thing was the language barrier, it was challenging but we realized that it happened with other guides too. Thank you for the effort Kashima!
Liliana san, Thank you very much for your great review for me. On the tour day, there was so heavy rain and wind that caused the closing of Pirate cruising on Lake Asi and Ropeway. Therefore, we decided to change the itinerary. Even under such kind of bad weather and the closing of major tour spots, I am very much thankful for your group patience and pleasant conversation each other. Thanks, Kashima
Excellent tour guide, very informative and worked to personalized the tour for our party. Chose an amazing restaurant for lunch.
Judith san, Thank you very much for your excellent review for me. We could enjoy the Kobe tour of Kitano-tenmangu shrine, fashionable Motomachi shopping street, reasonable and delicious Kobe beef lunch and Kobe port cruising. Even under hot and humidity condition, we could exchange lots of information and funny conversation. I am looking forward to meeting with you and your family again in near future such as Autumn leaves season. Thank you very much, Kashima,
He was very knowledgeable ok Kyoto and surrounding area and went out of his way so i could see Geisha!!! Thank you!!!!
Kimberlin san, Thank you very much for your upmost review for me. We could enjoy the Kyoto tour of Fushimi Inari, Arashiyama area, Tenryuji temple, bamboo forest, Ryoanji temple and Gion. Under hot humidity weather condition, we could exchange lots of conversation. We continue the tour today and tomorrow in Tokyo and Kamakura.. Thank you very much, Kashima
It was a treat being shown the treasures of Himeji castle and the amazing views from Rokko mountain from someone who enjoys sharing them with us as much as we enjoyed seeing them! We had a lovely day!
Bob san, Thank you very much for your upmost review for me. I am very much pleased that you could enjoy the tour of Himeji castle and Mt.Rokko in Kobe. You and your friend are so much open mind and aggressive to find out and experience all about Japan such as culture, nature, history and hidden stories which Internet never can write. We could continuously have lots of Q&A and information exchange about various topics of your country and Japan. Thank you so much. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima