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Washi Paper Shrine Book Workshop and Temple Tour

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HIGHLIGHTS

Make your own shrine book and collect stamps from the Seven Lucky Gods #cc1000068

  • Discover “washi”, the traditional Japanese ornament paper and how to make it
  • Create your own "Goshuin" shrine stamp book and collect stunning calligraphy
  • Turn your luck around by hiking along the Seven Gods of Fortune temple route in Shinjuku
  • 6 hour total

  • English

  • Age Any

  • 2 〜 6

YOUR HOST

Kaho SHINODA

“Tokyo Washi” may be a small organization with only three members, but we have passion for what we do. All the materials for the Japanese paper, or “washi”, are locally sourced. We are dedicated to showing the world the versatility of washi. Not only do we “make” the paper, but also “grow”, “eat”, and “enjoy” it, and we put a great importance on these four points. Edible washi is a one of a kind experience only we provide. The moving style of paper making is also our specialty. Although our organization is new, we have confidence that our passion for the craft shows. Washi making in Tokyo has a long history, and we are dedicated to preserving that history and bringing new elements to it as well.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Dive into the world of washi and book making! In this workshop you’ll make your own washi paper shrine stamp book (“Goshuin”), which you can use to remember all your shrine and temple visits. Collecting the unique and ornate stamp marks is an increasingly popular temple hopping activity. This workshop is also a truly rare opportunity to learn how beautiful washi paper is made. The whole experience last about five hours, with two hours dedicated to learning about washi paper and the actual book making process. The remaining three hours is for touring the Seven Lucky Gods’ shrines around Shinjuku. You should expect a lot of walking, with with the full shrine route lasting about 7km (4.3 miles), so it is not recommended for small children. If you wish, you are welcome to take a taxi, however, this is not included in the tour price. The workshop is accessible from Shinjuku station on the Seibu Line and can accommodate up to six people.

  • Meet your host

    Meet your host and receive an explanation about the day.

  • Learn about washi paper

    The host will teach you all about washi paper. She also has information prepared in English.

  • Choose your favorite washi

    Choose your favorite washi paper and create your own original "goshuin" stamp book.

  • The completed book

    Now your book is ready to be filled with stamps!

  • Temple touring time!

    Take a walk with your host to the Seven Lucky Gods temples in Shinjuku. The monks at each temple will sign it in traditional calligraphy, and complete it with a stamp.

  • You've completed your stamp book!

    Congratulations! You've completed your stamp book. Make sure to show it off to all your friends! Finally, enjoy a last chat (and group photo) with your friendly hosts.

DETAILS

  • Duration

    6h

  • Access

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 6

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age

    Any

  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.

PRICES

  • Adults(12+)

    ¥13,000

  • Children(4~11)

    ¥9,000

  • Infants(~3)

    Free

Included in the Price

Interpreter Lesson Materials Insurance

NOTES

  • Things to bring

    We will have lunch together at a nearby shop. (Lunch is not included in the tour price)

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  • Additional Info

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REVIEWS

EVENT RATING

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    リ インシン

    It was a good tour for foreigners to know more about Japan and make friends with new people.I want to advise that the tour can be contain more events in it.And the tour can be last for 4 hours or more. Then guest can have enough time to enjoy more things.See moreSee less

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    Chris Silva

    I immersed myself to make Japanese Washi, in another word- paper making. Learning to make paper in very ancient way is another way I experience Japanese culture and norms. The Host is very experience Washi maker and I had a chance to go through the process and finally Made a Goshuin Book. I kept this book as a souvenir to show to my family as well as remembrance of the Japan trip. Highly recommended for anyone intrested in making Goshuin book and collect few stamps from temples as memories. Thank you once again Tabica for the Tour. It was a tour to remember.See moreSee less

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Children: ¥9,000 Infants: Free

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