The Jobu Silk Road

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1, World Heritage Site Tomioka Silk Mill

In order to establish a modern state, the Meiji...…

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2, Roadside Station Menuma

The themes of this roadside station are "vegeta...…

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3, Roadside Station Kawamoto

Kawamoto is surrounded by vast nature. Ayu (swe...…

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4, Roadside Station Hanazono

As the gateway to the Chichibu Road, this roads...…

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5, Roadside Station Okabe

In every season, this roadside station provides...…

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6, Roadside Station Joshu Onishi

This nostalgic roadside station is surrounded b...…

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7, Roadside Station Shimonita

Items for sale here include morning-harvested l...…

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8, Roadside Station Myogi

This unique roadside station has a prime locati...…

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9, Akabori Japanese Iris Flower Garden

This well-known sightseeing spot, Akabori Japan...…

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10, Cosmos Surrounding Koizumi Inari-jinja Shrine

Gunma Prefecture's tallest torii (large shrine ...…

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11, The Cherry Blossoms of Kezoji Park

In addition to the roughly 1,000 blooming cherr...…

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12, Isesaki’s First Market of the Year

The First Market is a traditional New Year's ev...…

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13, Isesaki’s Tanabata Festival

During the Tanabata Festival the Honmachi-dori ...…

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14, Kanra Town History and Folklore Museum

The museum building is a renovated cocoon store...…

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15, Obata Castle Town

Ogawazeki, one of Japan's "selected 100 exquisi...…

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16, Usui Pass Railway Heritage Park

The history of the former Usui Line between Yok...…

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17, Megane-bashi Bridge

The Usui Line between Yokokawa and Karuizawa op...…

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18, Onuma Park

After the Onuma renovation in 1933, Benten Isla...…

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19, St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul's Church is a Christian Anglican churc...…

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20, Kumagaya City Ogino Ginko Memorial Museum

In 1851, Ginko Ogino, born in present-day Tawar...…

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21, Nagashima Memorial Museum

This museum was opened in 1994 using the home w...…

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22, Kangi-in Temple Shodendo Temple Hall

The main hall, Shodendo, of Menuma Shodenzan Ka...…

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23, Fukaya Cinema

The new Fukaya Cinema is located on the old Nak...…

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24, Kawamoto Sun Green Park

This park features an abundance of attractions ...…

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25, Ruriko-ji Temple

Fukayasan Ruriko-ji Temple is a historic temple...…

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26, Nihon-jinja Shrine

This is the only shrine in all Japan registered...…

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27, Joshin-in Temple Hyakutai Kannondo Hall

Commonly referred to as Sazae-do, this is one o...…

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28, Honjo City Museum of History and Folklore

The museum uses a structure originally built in...…

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29, The Cherry Blossoms of Shiroyama Park and the Hanawa Hokiichi Memorial Museum

Shiroyama Park is also known as the castle ruin...…

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30, The Former Residence of Hokiichi Hanawa

This is the house where Hokiichi Hanawa, a koku...…

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31, Isesaki Meijikan

Isesaki Meijikan, a fine example of Western-sty...…

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32, Former Time Bell Tower

Constructed in 1915, this is the oldest reinfor...…

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33, Former Study Hall

Isesaki's Domain school, the "Study Hall," was ...…

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34, The Propeller of Isesaki-jinja Shrine

Isesaki-jinja Shrine is said to have been built...…

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35, Tsuchi to Hi no Sato Park

These handicraft workshop facilities are locate...…

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36, Roadside Station Laran Fujioka

This roadside station is located in Laran Fujio...…

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37, Shimonita Konnyaku Tourist Center

This is a drive-in rest area for genuine Shimon...…

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38, Nyu-ko Lake

Scenic Nyu-ko Lake is a mecca for wakasagi (sme...…

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39, Konnyaku Park

Watch, taste, and experience! Learn about konny...…

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40, Gunma Museum of Natural History

This museum provides an opportunity to have fun...…

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41, Otomichanchi (Otomichan’s House)

In addition to providing sightseeing informatio...…

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42, Yahei Tajima Monument

This stone monument was erected in 1894 by Yahe...…

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43, Komoda Family Residence

This residence is a registered tangible cultura...…

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44, Suwa-jinja Shrine Security Light and Handwashing Stone

As a center for silk merchants to purchase raw ...…

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45, Chogoro Takayama’s Grave

Chogoro Takayama, the founder of Takayama-sha S...…

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46, Former Kozuke Railway Facility / Onigasawa Bridge / Shimonita Storehouses

The Shimonita storehouses are two brick storeho...…

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47, The Graves of Tomioka Silk Mill “Factory Girls” (Ryuko-ji Temple)

A large number of “factory girls” from across J...…

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48, The Graves of Tomioka Silk Mill “Factory Girls” (Kaigen-ji Temple)

Among the “factory girls” who gathered from aro...…

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49, Myogi-jinja Shrine Bronze Lanterns

This pair of bronze lanterns standing in front ...…

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50, Usui Raw Silk Manufacturing Agricultural Cooperative Association

With its back to Mt. Myogi, nestled in an ideal...…

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51, Katakura Silk Commemorative Museum

The Kumagaya Factory was the last silk milling ...…

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52, Brick Town Fukaya

Fukaya was the site of Japan's first mechanized...…

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53, Former Eiichi Shibusawa Residence (Nakanchi)

The home where Eiichi Shibusawa, the “father of...…

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54, Takamado-no-Sato

In the Kodama district, there are a number of s...…

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55, Old Brick Warehouse of the Commercial Bank of Honjo

This is a brick warehouse situated along the Na...…

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56, Kyoshin-sha Sericulture School

Kyoshin-sha traces its origins to Kuzo Kimura, ...…

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57, Isesaki Textile Hall (Isesaki Meisen Silk)

Isesaki Textile Hall exhibits the traditionally...…

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58, Sakai House of Silk

This is a Japanese-style wood frame two-story h...…

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59, Red Brick Tunnel

At the far end of a parking lot down the hill f...…

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60, Shopping Street

The commercial trading of raw silk and other pr...…

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61, Former Gunma Prefecture Silkworm Industry Sakai Trading Floor

To prevent the spread of infectious silkworm di...…

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62, Former Sakai Transportation Warehouse (Red Brick Warehouse)

This cocoon storage warehouse was constructed i...…

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63, Shimamura Church

When Zenbei Tajima, Yahei Tajima and others wen...…

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64, Chogoro Takayama Monument

Donors including employees of Takayama-sha erec...…

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65, Motoshichi Fukushima Celebration Monument

This monument celebrates the achievements of Mo...…

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66, Shimonita Museum of History

The museum of history and folklore allows visit...…

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67, Myogi-jinja Shrine

This shrine is a nationally designated importan...…

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68, Nukisaki-jinja Shrine

Ichinomiya is the most important shrine of the ...…

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69, World Heritage Site Tajima Yahei Sericulture Farm

Residence of Yahei Tajima, the father of modern...…

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70, World Heritage Site Takayama-sha Sericulture School

A contributor to developing and educating peopl...…

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71, World Heritage Site Arafune Cold Storage

A former refrigerator for silkworm eggs.Arafune...…

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