The City of "Washi," Traditional Japanese Paper (1-night 2-days)

Ehime and Tokushima Prefectures were at one time major hubs for the production of handmdade traditional style Japanese Paper. During this tour visitors will explore this deep seated culture of paper production via E-bike through interaction with local artisans and try their hand at making paper the traditional way.

・E-bike tours of the Iyo Washi and Awa Washi production areas.
・In addition to visiting kouzo fields, the raw material for washi, and the workshop of a handmade washi craftsman, visitors can try their hand at papermaking and create their own original washi.
・The tour will include "Washi no Yukibana Dyeing" and "Wajo (Japanese paper notebook) Making" to create original Washi art works that can be taken home as souvenirs.
・Participants will have the opportunity to experience calligraphy with sumi ink, which had a great influence on the development of Japanese paper, while listening to a calligrapher guide them through the process.

●Main Activity
E-bike Cycling

●Months of Operation
Year Round



Meet at Awayamagawa
Begin cycling by E-bike

The Awa Traditional Crafts Hall
Here visitors will learn about the deep local history of paper production which dates back some 1,200 years. In addition to seeing the processes leading up to the production of traditional style paper, visitors will be able to try and make their own

Boxed lunch set using local ingredients from Tokushima Prefecture

Further paper making experiences such as decorating handmade traditional style paper

Cycle to Udatsu Town roughly 10km

Check-in at the hotel ""PAYSAGE MORIGUCHI
A renovated traditional style home with over 140 years worth of history

Restaurant "PUNTA"



Hotel check-out and breakfast

Transfer to Traditional Paper Workshop by car

Tarafuji Paper Workshop
Another visit to a traditional paper workshop in Ehime so that visitors can see the different techniques used in the production of washi style paper

Picnic style lunch with a local paper craftsman

E-bike to Manabe Family Manor to practice calligraphy on Traditional Style Washi Paper

E-bike to Kawanoe Station

Tour ends at Kawanoe Station

Train to Matsuyama    15:49~ Matsuyama Station17:23 

Train to Takamatsu/Okayama 15:58~ Takamatsu Station6:54 Okayama Station7:11


<Necessary Equipment and Items>
・Clothing suitable for cycling and a change of clothes
・Suitable shoes for cycling
・Water bottle
・Sunscreen and sunglasses

<Course Features>
■Unique Experiences
・Experiencing the culture of traditional paper making by E-bike
・Touring paper making studiods keeping the traditions of the past alive
・The opportunity to create personalized works of paper art

■Environmental Reminders
・Water coolers will be prepared for your usage
・Visitors are encouraged to use personal water bottles over PET bottles
・Visitors are asked to be considerate of environmental concerns and to actively participate in environmentally sound practices while on tour

■Contribution to Region
・All meals make use of locally produced, seasonal ingredients
・All lodgings, services, etc. are provided through local businesses


■Please Contact
KochiAmigo Corporation