If you’re headed towards Kawagoe, definitely don’t miss the Japanese paper making village, Higashichichibu
Designated as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, Higashi Chichibu’s washi (Japanese paper) uses the same techniques that were passed to the people in the Ogawamachi area in the beginning of the Edo Period (1603-1868). In this paper-making village you can learn how to make paper under the guidance of craftsmen who inherited the tradition of making Japanese paper by hand.
Where is it??
- 441, Mido, Higashichichibu-mura Chichibu-gun, Saitama, 355-0375, Japan
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Get on the Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro Station to Ogawamachi Station (about 1 hour and 10 minutes). Then from Ogawa Station is a 15 minute bus ride and get off at Washi no Sato.