SILK MUSEUM

Activities and Attractions, Art and Museums

SILK MUSEUM

To commemorate the centennial anniversary of the opening of the Port of Yokohama, Silk Museum was opened in 1959 on the site of Jardine Matheson & Co., a British trading firm (then known as English House No.1). To introduce the glamour of beautiful silk, this museum displays valuable clothing crafts, for example, kimonos of the Edo Period and era-restored costumes. Furthermore, the science, the technology, and the history of silk production; the dyeing and weaving of costumes including works by the ningen kokuho (living national treasures); and live silkworms being raised; are all on display.

Information

Area

Chinatown / Kannai / Yamashita Park

Opening Hours

9:30am - 5:00pm (Last admission 4:30pm)
Closed on Mondays (the following day if it is a national holiday) year end & new year holidays

Address

Silk Center, 1, Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, 231-0023

URL

http://www.silkcenter-kbkk.jp/museum/en/

Closest Railway Station

3min. walk from "Nihon-Odori Station (Exit 3)" (Minatomirai Line)
15min. walk from "Kannai Station" or "Sakuragicho Station" (JR Keihin-Tohoku Negishi Line, Yokohama Municipal Subway)

Tel

045-641-0841

Ticket Info

Adult: 500 yen
Senior (65+): 300 yen
Student: 200 yen
Children: 100 yen

Barrier Free

elevators, wheelchair stair lift, handrails, wheelchair rental

Childcare

baby changing table

Foreign Language Support

English (pamphlet only)

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