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Washi no Sato Tour (Visiting the Village of Washi Paper)


You can try the Handmade Japanese paper like a papyrus with Japanese traditional technique condensed. 


Handmade Japanese paper, Washi is said to be the best gift which Nature had endowed the Japanese.We visit Washi no Sato (literally the village of washi Paper) where the traditional techniques and lifestyle remain vibrant. Visitors can make Washi paper and get the chance to come in contact with technique of the craftsman. Would you like to try and make your only one art by using Washi paper which is very popular as an art paper around  the world.


JR Kyoto Station→JR Takefu Station→Echizen Washini no Sato→Papyrus Kan →Udatsu no Kogeikan→Washi no Sato Kaikan→JR Takefu Station→Lunch→JR Kyoto Station

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◆Papyrus Kan
Papyrus Kan provides experimental workshop for handmade Japanese paper ”Washi”. Visitors can make the original paper works such as card , coaster, name card and so on. With the help of staff, the making of Japanese paper is possible in approximately 30 minutes.

◆Udatsu no Kogeikan
This house used to be the paper making workshop in the middle of Edo period and was relocated and refurbished here. This is the only place in Japan where the craftsmen demonstrate their skills with using traditional tools. A traditional technique lives in the work to look simple at a glance, and a part of the elegant taste of the Japanese paper which has been developed with Japanese culture can be seen.

◆Washi no Sato Kaikan
Washi no Sato Kiakan is a museum focusing Washi. Visitors can learn the history of Echizen washi with a history of more than 1500 years from the exhibits of ancient documents and lifestyle of the people who were involved with paper making. In addition, it is felt that the Japanese traditional beauty that an innovative technology is made use of in the traditional technique and matched in the present age has been created.


If you cancel your reservation, the following cancellation fees and remittance charge will be charged:
(1) 14-3 days before the program day: 20 % of the program fee
(2) 2 days before the program day: 50 % of the program fee
(3) one day before, on the departure day, or cancellation without notice: 100 % of the program fee


Basic Fee (Per Group)
Fee per Person
Age 6 - 11
13,800 JPY

Total Price = Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax

8 hours

JR Takefu Station


Guiding fee, Public transportation fee (For taxis or hired cars, additional fee will be charged.), Admission fee


Cost of meal and sightseeing activities


◆Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard of the instructions.
◆Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or the case where you would like to request a special care for participants, including children. Please email us at to check an availability and share the information.
Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.
◆Our services are mainly offered in English. In addition, services in other languages, such as Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian are also available. In case you would like services in languages other than English, please inquire us at as soon as possible. We will check an availability.
◆Our business hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays. For inquiries received outside the business hours, we will look into it and respond on the next business day.
◆Before booking, please email us at to check an availability.
Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.




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