Bike tour to meet Echizen washi artisans and their works
Imadate, Fukui Prefecture, June 28th, 2017
Fukui, which is only an hour and half train ride from both Kyoto and Kanazawa, is truly a great place to offer you an adventure to explore traditional Japanese culture. ECHIWA presents a bike tour to take you to the land of Japanese paper “Washi,” which boasts a 1500-year-old tradition and continues to improve its active craftsmanship.
In this tour, you will visit Japanese paper studios and meet Japanese paper craftsmen. You will also actually experience making Japanese paper at their studios. Your handmade Japanese paper will be a wonderful souvenir to take home.
By cycling around in this land of Japanese paper, you will reach Ootaki Shrine that worships the Paper Goddess.
Please come and join this bike tour in Imadate to experience real Japanese life in truly beautiful natural surroundings. You will surely refresh yourself in a day with us.
Date: June 28th, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 17:30 PM
Please meet us at JR Takefu Station by 9:00. We are going to take a local bus bound for Imadate where the Japanese paper village is located. Please bear in mind that the local bus leaves at 9:26. We staff will escort you. Bus fare from Takefu to Imadate, which is 510 JPY/ person is not included in the tour fee. Please pay it yourself on the bus. If you are late for the local bus bound for Imadate, please accept that you cannot participate in the tour. Lunch is included in the tour fee. You will be back to where the tour begins in Imadate at 17:30. Please take a local bus bound for Takefu Station after the tour finishes. Staff will take you to the bus stop. Here is the bus schedule after the tour. 18:05 Echizen Washi no Sato (Japanese paper village) - arrives at JR Takefu Station 18:32 19:27 Echizen Washi no Sato (Japanese paper village) - arrives at Fukutetsu Echizen Takefu Station 19:53 Please note that JR Takefu Station and Fukutetsu Echizen Takefu Station are in 4 minutes walking distance.
JR Thunderbird express leaving Kyoto at 7:29 and arriving at Takefu at 8:42
JR Shirasagi leaving Kanazawa at 7:48 and arriving at Takefu at 8:50.
TOUR RATE 10,000 JPY/PERSON
- 80% of your total amount will be charged if you do not notify us about your cancellation or any changes by 2 days before the tour.
- 100% of your total amount will be charged if you do not notify us about your cancellation or any changes on the day of the tour or No show.
Optional dinner 4000 JPY/ person
After the tour, you will be taken to a local Izakaya (an informal Japanese style pub) in Imadate, if you want. It is a small nice Japanese style pub which is not much known to foreigners but is popular among local people to enjoy great food. Let’s have a good time eating and talking with our tour guide who is also a local of Imadate.
If you want to stay over in Fukui after the tour, please feel free to ask in the reservation form of this tour. We will help you find a nice local inn.