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Discover the Heart of Echizen Craftsmanship: Washi Paper & Knife

Art, Culture, & Historical
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Embark on a captivating journey to Echizen City, where you'll delve into the rich heritage and traditions of two renowned Japanese crafts: Echizen Washi paper and Echizen knives.

09:00 AM

Meeting Point

Echizen-Takefu Station

- Shinkansen Station

09:30 AM

Okamoto - Otaki Jinja Shrine

The goddess of paper is enshrined in this area. The architectural style of the main hall is unlike any other in Japan. It is well known among architects for its unique and distinctive form. Visiting in person is the best way to view the main hall and absorb the peaceful atmosphere of the shrine grounds.

10:00 AM

Washi Paper Maker

Let's visit the Washi Paper Maker and witness the traditional making process.

11:30 AM

Walking Tour Washi Village

We will walk through a village with a high concentration of Echizen washi paper studios. On the way, we will stop at a paper museum, a crafts museum (where tools used for making washi are on display), and a gift store.

12:30 PM

Lunch in Washi Village

02:00 PM

Takefu Knife Village

Visitors can observe blacksmiths and sharpeners at work in this joint workshop of Echizen Uchihamono, a group of 13 cutlery companies. There is also a store where you can also purchase knives.

Ending Point

Echizen-Takefu Station (Shinkansen) or Takefu Station (JR local)

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What‘s included

Guide fee

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What‘s not included

Transportation fee

Lunch

Factory tour washi paper 1,000 yen /person

+ Additional Workshop at washi paper: 2,000 yen/person (optional)

Washi Museum Entrance: 300 yen/person

Tour Important Information

* Factory tour of Washi (Japanese Paper) is available only on weekdays.

* Knife villages is open through out year but we can see the making process only on weekdays.

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$64/ per group

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