Crafting Washi Japanese paper (2 hours)

Washi paper is one of Japan’s most fundamental, and often overlooked, artistic products. During 1,300 years of production, it has formed the backbone of many other Japanese artforms. In fact, washi paper is so ingrained in Japanese culture, there are literally towns build around washi paper making.

Washi has recognized intangible cultural heritage in UNESCO made by natural Japanese trees material is lighter and stronger than a western paper, and an indescribable texture.

Make your Tokyo visit more exciting to this small-group class learning to make ‘Washi’ a traditional Japanese Paper by your hands.

Get an introduction to preparing this traditional Japanese paper craft, learning about the many tips of how to make it. Washi creation was started around the 6th century; washi production can be traced back to China. Japan has improved upon its complex crafting technique in a long history.

Our guide will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or any preferred place, allowing you to relax and enjoy yourself like a local without the stress of complicated public transport.
Your departure time and course contents will be arranged to suit your schedule.

Activity information

Head to your ‘Washi’ class location near the Mitsukoshimae station and wearing the apron to protect your cloths before start times that fit your schedule. You’ll spend most of your class learning the techniques and making to prepare this traditional Japanese paper crat. The class will help give participants a sense of the Washi. After the workshop, you can take it home you made.

  • Watch the museum of Washi history
  • Learn the techniques used in making the traditional Japanese paper craft
  • Making Washi Japanese paper include practice
  • Small group trip and a great introduction to Japan’s traditional art craft

Tour guide rate and cancellation policy

Please check the tour guide rate from here

Duration of class: 2 hours

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please wear suitable clothes and footwear for craft workshop
  • Remove all accessories to avoid scratching pottery and tea utensils
  • Minimum age is seven to participate
  • This tour/activity has a maximum of five
  • Please let us know if you have any allergies before the reservation
  • Any changes made less than two 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted


  • Animals not permitted in the stores or restaurants
  • Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessibility

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us by inquiry form.