Japanese Washi Paper Making Class in Omachi, Nagano

Learn how to create your own traditional washi techniques

2 hours


  • Chance to learn traditional washi making techniques
  • Hands-on experience to create your own washi postcards
  • Quick tour of historic washi studio to improve your washi knowledge.


Japanese washi manufacturing has been using traditional techniques for a long time. Matsusaki washi has been manufactured in Omachi, Nagano Prefecture for about 980 years. This is when the city first produced it for the festival held at the national treasure Nishina Shinmei Shrine. On this tour, the artisan will show you this historic washi studio. After exploring, you'll get a hands-on experience making washi postcards. Design them with the petals and leaves, then add colors to create your very own postcards. They will be perfect souvenirs for yourself, or for your loved ones. Join our Japanese washi paper making class for a great and memorable experience. 


Starting time: 8:00-17:00

Tour itinerary

1. Meet at Matsusaki Washi
2. Studio observation
Artisan will show you the historic washi-making studio.
3. Washi Paper Making Experience
Create your very own washi postcards using petals and leaves. You can take home your
postcards as a souvenir or a special gift for someone back home!
4. End of activity

Important information

Included in price

  • Washi paper-making lesson (Multiple postcards)
  • Studio observation

Not included

  • Other expenses not listed above
  • Transportation

Know before you book:

  • This activity is suitable for ages 4 and up.
  •  You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 20 spots. 
  •  There is no foreign language assistance on this tour. However, staff will provide support using a language-translating devices and explanation materials.
  • Please provide us with your name, mobile phone number, nationality, and number of participants at the time of booking.


  • The day before - 20%
  • On the day - 50%

Starting point

The meeting point is at Matsusaki Washi, 6562 Yashiro, Omachi, Nagano.

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Organised by Mie Kotsu Co., Ltd.

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