Experiencing papermaking hands on at Kurotani Washi Cooperative Association

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Experiencing papermaking hands on at Kurotani Washi Cooperative Association

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With a history stretching back 800 years, Kurotani washi (traditional Japanese paper) is designated as an Intangible Cultural Asset of Kyoto Prefecture. At Kurotani Washi Kaikan, you can shop for various goods made with washi and experience papermaking hands-on, as well as tour the studio and exhibition room. Also, Kurotani Washi Kogei no Sato (Craft Village) in the Kanbayashi district, only open on weekends, sells paper crafts and offers papermaking experiences and tours.

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Price

Make a hand-made postcard 1,000 yen / person (tax inclusive)

Groups of 5 or more: Reservations required 1 week in advance

Payment Method

VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners
PayPay, Alipay, WeChatPay, PayPal

Minimum number of guests

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Time

9:00-16:30
*The last experience should be started 15:30
*duration is about 1-2hours
*reservation is required

Hours

9:00-16:30, closed on Saturday, Sunday, and national holidays.

Languages

Japanese

Address

3 Higashidani, Kurotani-cho, Ayabe City, Kyoto

Access

From JR Kyoto Station, take express train "Kinosaki" or "Hashidate" on "Saninhonsen" Line and get off at Ayabe Station (65 minutes). From JR Ayabe Station, take Aya Bus KUROTANI Line, get off at KUROTANI WASHI KAIKAN MAE stop (33 minutes), and then 2 minutes by walk.

Parking

Available (3 cars)

Phone

0773-44-0213(Japanese)

Website

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Reservation

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Note

* English speaking guide is available.
Please let us know in ‘Reservation inquiry’ when you need one.
They can provide a tour in KUROTANI and also tours around Ayabe.
(additional cost : within 3 hours 6,000yen, half a day 10,000yen, all a day 20,000yen **cash only).

*There are no one speak English at this facility.