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Nakatomi Washi-no-Sato

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Area:Fuji River Basin/The Southern Alps

“Nakatomi Washi-no-Sato,” located near the rich clear water river, Fujikawa, has built up tradition as a Nishijima Washi (Japanese paper) producer since the Warring States Period. We have workshops for trying the traditional paper-making procedure arranged for beginners, so that everyone can feel appeal of Washi, handed down from ancient times. One of the popular courses is the “Akari-suki (tube)” course, where you can merge your favorite pattern into the paper and make a paper lantern, a unique, one-of-a-kind light for you. Also, we display and sell 2,500 types of Washi in the shop, including those fostered carefully in Yamanashi and other regions of Japan. Among them, the hand-made Washi with three-dimensional patterns we developed collaboratively with Nishijima Washi Industrial Cooperative is now getting a lot of attention. Washi with a patterned indented surface is very valuable, and a good gift! Find your favorite among beautiful Washi of various colors. In the site, there are the “Nakatomi Gendaikogei Bijutsukan (Nakatomi Modern Craftwork Museum)” and the restaurant “Ajisai-an,” where you can enjoy the art works and also taste local dishes of the Fujikawa River area. It is a recreational space where visitors can discover the various charms of Washi and savor seasonal dishes.
The tranquil passing of time offers a relaxing moment to remember.





345 Nishijima, Minobu-cho, Minami-koma-gun


Nearest I.C.

Chubu Odan Expressway, Masuho IC

Nearest station

JR Minobu Line, Kai-Iwama Station

Nearest highway bus stop


Nearest bus stop

Nakatomi-washinosato (town bus)

Transportation details

By car: 5 minutes from JR Minobu Line, Kaiiwama Station/ (From Kofu) Take national highway 52 towards Shizuoka, go through the Nishijima Tunnel, and Take a right at the "Kyonanbashi Nishizume" signal. (From Shizuoka) Take national highway 52 towards Koufu, pass the Minobu town hall, and Take a left at the "Kyonanbashi Nishizume" signal.
By bus: Take the Minobu Shinjuku Line, Chuo highway bus from Shinjuku and get off at the Nishijima stop.







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Experience menu: Lamp papermaking (cylindrical) 2,100 yen/Tapestry papermaking 1,600 yen/Fan papermaking 1,600 yen/Kite papermaking 1,600 yen/Letter papermaking 1,100 yen ・50 to 90 minutes from start to drying. ・For 10 or more people, please make a reservation. ・For Lamp papermaking/Tapestry papermaking, up to 80 people, for Letter papermaking/Fan papermaking, up to 120 people at once.

Can be enjoyed in wet weather


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Opening Hours

9:30am - 5:00pm (Last entry at 4:00pm).

Closing Days

Tuesdays (Open on Holiday, closed next day of the holiday) and year-end - New Years


Free (Experience costs are separate)


Universal Design

Assistance dogs allowed  Accessible slope  Wheelchair user participation  Medical service/First aid  No steps   Stair rails  Parking for wheelchair visitors  Rest room for wheelchair users  Automatic door for major entrances  Wheelchair rental  New Barrier-free Law compliant building   AED equipped 

This information is current as of March 22, 2018
The contents are subject to change without prior notification.
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