One Day Trip – Shimonita Town & Tomioka Silk Mill by Highway Bus from Central Tokyo

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


Please make a reservation in advance.
Please note that the above schedule and public transportation times are estimates only, and approximate and subject to change. Please check the schedule in advance.