Make washi paper from raw materials in Tokyo's countryside

Learn Washi Art and Japanese Paper Making Highlights

  • Experience real Japanese paper making from raw materials
  • Enjoy the rich natural surroundings of Nishitama
  • Get lead by a professional Japanese paper maker
  • Create your original washi art
  • Draw a unique picture using the paper making method, without a brush
  • Option to create a colourful washi paper by pouring coloured kozo (mulberry) fibers into the frame


What to Expect

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Meeting Point: (Come early too) Musashi-Itsukaichi Station or (Tell the taxi driver to) 6436 Oguno, Hinode-machi, Nishitama-gun, Tokyo  
  • ACCESS: It takes an hour from Shinjuku Station (without changing trains). We will pick up the first seven people at Musashi-Itsukaichi Station. For anyone coming after the seventh, please take a taxi.
    • Access by train
      • Shinjuku ⇓?JR Chuo Line 25 min. ?Tachikawa Station  ⇓ (JR Ome Line 15 min.) Haijima Station ⇓?JR Itsukaichi Line 20 min.? Musashi-Itsukaichi Station ⇓ Taxi?10 mins. One-way 1500 yen? ?On weekends and holidays, it is convenient to take Holiday Rapid service train (normal fare) from Shinjuku direct to Musashi-Itsukaichi (Approx. 1 hour) without having to transfer. Holiday Rapid train for Musashi-Itsukaichi is coupled with one bound for Ome. So when you take the train, please make sure the vehicle you get in is bound for Musashi-Itsukaichi.  
    • Access by car 
      • 15 min. from Hinode Interchange of the Ken-o Expressway. The eastbound lanes of the connecting Chuo Expressway are heavily congested on weekends and holidays. So please leave time to spare and come safely.

Comfortable shoes, casual clothes (they may get wet) or apron, and a hand towel

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