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Kurotani Japanese Paper Hall

The Yamasato and Kurotani areas, rich in Kouzo (paper mulberry) and clean, fresh water that form the raw materials of Washi (Japanese traditional paper), have upheld traditional paper making skills for over 800 years. They continue to preserve the craft today. (Designated Prefectural Intangible Cultural Asset)In the region, the drying of Kouzo, and paper made by drying in the sun can be observed. On the 1st floor of the Wagashi Japanese Paper Museum can be found a display of Wagashi Handicrafts. On the 2nd floor you can learn about this traditional craft. It is also possible to try your hand at making Wagashi. (Reservation at least 1 week in advance required)

Address :
3 Higashidani Kurotani-cho, Ayabe City,Kyoto
Telephone :
Business Hours :
9:30am-17:00pm (Reservations for paper-making class: until 16:00pm)
Closed :
Wednesdays, Thursdays, year end and New Year holidays
Access :
JR Sanin Line to "Ayabe", then 20 min by Car/Taxi.
Fee :
Elementary/ junior high/ senior high school students: 200yen, Adults: 300yen, Japanese Paper Making Experience:700 yen

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