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Gokayama Washi-no-sato (Traditional Paper-making Workshop)道の駅たいら・五箇山和紙の里

Michi no Eki Road Station

Gokayama Washi-no-sato (Traditional Paper-making Workshop) is the alternative name for Road Station Taira, a roadside rest area in Gokayama village, Toyama Prefecture. Gokayama Washi-no-sato features a “Washi Paper Craft Hall” that presents the history of traditional Japanese paper-making, which has been an important industry in Gokayama since ancient times, as well as a “Paper-making Experience Hall” where visitors can try making Gokayama-style paper for themselves inside a traditional Gasshozukuri-style farmhouse (experiential activities can be booked on the day of your visit). There is also a retail area selling local specialty products, a restaurant, etc., making this a great place to drop by while driving in the area.

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place Toyama Pref. Nantoshi Higashinakae 215
phone 0763662223



Toyama Pref. Nantoshi Higashinakae 215 [map]



open everyday (Tairago Saturday Hall is Mid-Dec.-Early Apr.)
[Admission fee] 200 yen (Common with Washi Crafts Center and Heigo Saturday Hall)
Parking Lot
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Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.