Tenjin Sanshi Japanese Paper Factory

Tenjin Japanese Paper Factory

Even now "Washi" (Japanese paper) is produced according to the old tradition

Using the clear water of the Oda River, Washi is made by the traditional technique of "Nagashi-zuki" (scoop & drain).
"Ōzu Washi" is said to have been manufactured since the Heian era (794-1185) and still now local traditional craftsmen make it carefully by hand. It is used for calligraphy paper, shoji sliding door screens, etc. but also for special application like for the Ikazaki Kite Battle kites.

In the factory tours you can watch the papermaking process or learn how to make Washi by yourself. Since craftsmen will teach you step by step, even beginners will be able to make authentic Washi paper.

In the Ōzu Washi Hall on the site you can buy cute notepads and other accessories. Especially the Shodo-hanshi (calligraphy paper) is high quality and very popular. Traditional handicrafts established the high grade "Washi" brand.


Paper Making Workshop
Paper Making Workshop
Watch traditional Japanese craft masters and artisans and their paper making process. You can even try paper-making yourself, under their guidance, While the paper is drying, check out the factory and store.
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【Meet The Local】Washi and Paper craft Tour
【Meet The Local】Washi and Paper craft Tour
A Guided Tour for Washi Lovers
Visit a Japanese paper factory to see how Washi are made and make your own paper. And take the paper you just made to make a notebook by Japanese binding technique. Then visit ORIGAMI vending machine to get a small but unique souvenir. In the end, visit a kite museum to learn about kites and history of this area. When the weather is good, you can fly a kite on the riverside.
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『Stay and Ride Uchiko』 3-day / 2-night Guided Cycling Tour
『Stay and Ride Uchiko』 3-day / 2-night Guided Cycling Tour
A cycling tour with a difference, Stay and Ride Uchiko is curated to offer distinctive, immersive experiences and fantastic riding, unveiling the scenic beauty of one of Shikoku's most captivating regions. Beyond its historic townscapes and charming villages, this tour caters to travelers seeking a deeper immersion into Japan's essence.
It's crafted for those eager to engage with local communities, uncover hidden gems, and embrace the genuine spirit of a singular region.
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Address1240-1 Hiraoka, Uchiko-cho, Kita-gun, Ehime, Japan
Opening hours[Paper Factory, Papermaking]8:30-16:30(only on weekdays)

[Gift Shop]8:30-16:30(weekdays)9:00-16:30(Sat., Sun. and holidays)
Closed[Paper Factory, Papermaking] Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays, Bon holidays, New Year holidays.

[Gift Shop] Bon holidays, New Year holidays
Admission【Factory tour】550 yen per person / 6yrs-18yrs 220 yen
【Paper making】1650 yen per person ※Reservation Required
ParkingParking Available / 20 car capacity(Free)


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