Walking around Shimonita Town & Tomioka Silk Mill
Take a highway bus from the east exit of Ikebukuro Station and arrive at Michi-no-eki Shimonita, enjoy the scenery of the mountains of Saitama and Gunma.
Lunch will be served in Shimonita Town, a retro Showa era taste tour!
After lunch, take a walk around Shimonita town, and then move to Tomioka by local train – Joshin Dentetsu and visit the World Heritage Tomioka Silk Mill. Enjoy walking around Tomioka.
Route and model plan (including rest time)
8:50 Highway bus from Ikebukuro Station East Exit
11:04 Arrive at Michi-no-eki Shimonita
11:17 Departure from Michi-no-eki Shimonita (Shimonita Bus)
(about 13 minutes)
11:30 Arrive at Shimonita Station
Walk around Shimonita Town, lunch at Shimonita
14:40 Depart from Shimonita Station on the Joshin Dentetsu Line
15:01 Arrive at Joshu-Tomioka Station on the Joshin Dentetsu Line
(On foot, about 10 minutes)
Visit Tomioka Silk Mill
Walk (about 30 minutes) or take a taxi
17:48 High Speed Bus from Tomioka Station
19:52 Ikebukuro Station East Exit
Michi-no-eki Shimonita → Shimonita Station *Saturday, Sunday and holiday timetable, 200 yen one way (as of January 1, 1991)
Shimoinda Station - Joshu-Tomioka Station ※ 620yen for the one way
Joshu Tomioka Station - Tomioka Silk Mill - Highway Bus Tomioka Stop
Panoramic cycling tour of Kozu Ranch, Japan’s first western-style ranch (ideal for training for hill climbing)
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