Echizen Washi no Sato

▲Photo by Fukui Prefectural Tourism Federation

The Echizen Washi no Sato (Echizen Washi Village) is made up of three facilities that can touch the charm of Japanese washi paper from various angles. You can experience paper making at “Papyrus House” and make an original washi paper that exists only one in the world. It is aimed at for both adults and children, and happily it only takes about 20 minutes to finish making. There is a store selling the Japanese paper stationery and sundries in the building.

▲Photo by Fukui Prefectural Tourism Federation

At a “Udatsu Paper & Craft Museum”, an old papermaker’s house from the mid-Edo era which has been dismantled and reconstructed, you can see all the process of the washi paper making by the craftmen using the traditional tools. This is the only place in Japan you can visit to see the whold process.

▲Photo by Fukui Prefectural Tourism Federation
▲Photo by Fukui Prefectural Tourism Federation

At a “Paper & Culture Museum”, you can learn about a history of Echizen washi. In the vicinity of the Washi Village, there is a Okamoto-Otaki Shrine, where the paper goddess is enshrined. There are also old townscapes remaining on the way to the shrine, so it might be a good idea to take a walk after learning about the washi paper.

 

INFORMATION【Address】
8-44 Shinzaike-cho, Echizen-shi

【Access】
Take the Fukutetsu Bus Nanetsu Line from JR Takefu Station and get off at the bus stop “Washi no Sato”.

【Business hours】
Papyrus House 9:00 – 16:00
* Opening hours for Washi-Dokoro Echizen is until 16:30
* Closed on New Year’s holiday

Udatsu Paper & Craft Museum 9:30 – 17:00
* Admission until 16:30 (Opening hours for seeing papermaking is until 16:00)
* Closed on every Tuesdays (open if it falls on a public holiday) and on New Year’s holiday

Paper & Culture Museum 9:30 – 17:00
* Admission until 16:30
* Closed on every Tuesdays (open if it falls on a public holiday) and on New Year’s holiday

【Fee】
200 yen
* You can enter both Udatsu Paper & Craft Museum and Paper & Culture Museum

【Web site】
http://www.echizenwashi.jp/english/index.php

 

NOTEThis article was written based on the information when it was published. Since there is a possibility that it differs from the content at the time of posting, be sure to check information by yourself in advance.

 

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