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.
Closed:Mondays (the following day if it is a national holiday) year end & new year holidays, Temporary closing
15 min. walk from Kannai Station or Sakuragicho Station: JR Keihin Tohoku Negishi Line / Municipal Subway Line
Senior (65+): 300 yen
Student: 200 yen
Children: 100 yen