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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.




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]



9:00-16:30 *The last experience should be started 15:30, reservation is required



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






3 Higashidani, Kurotani-cho, Ayabe City, Kyoto





Take the JR Sanin Main Line to Ayabe Station (65 minutes) and exit the station from the south exit. 2 minute walk from the [Kurotani Wash Kaikan Mae] stop on Aya Bus Kurotani Line (33 minutes).



available (3 cars)










*There are English guide in Ayabe. Please contact the address below when you need one (2-3 hours 6,000yen, half a day 10,000yen, all a day 20,000yen). They can provide a tour in KUROTANI and also tours around Ayabe.

(email address)



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