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Kurotani washi paper

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.

Basic information

NameKurotani washi paper
Access(Bus)From JR Ayabe Station, take Aya Bus Kurotani Line and get off at Kurotani Washi Kaikan-mae, short walk
(Car)Proceed north from the Mikata intersection on National Route 27, located near Aya Bus, Kurotani Washi Kaikan-mae bus stop.
ParkingParking available
HolidayClosed (Kurotani Washi Kaikan)Saturday, Sunday, and national holidays.
(Kurotani Washi Kogei no Sato)Monday to Friday.
TEL0773-44-0213(Kurotani Washi Cooperative Association)
RemarkPapermaking experience requires reservations.

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