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Udatsu Paper & Craft Museum

Observe skilled-craftwork of paper makers in a traditional house!


Step out of the Paper & Culture Museum and you will see to your right "Udatsu Paper & Craft Museum". This is an old papermaker's house from the mid-Edo era which has been dismantled and reconstructed*1 here.

*1 The house is said to be built in 1748, used to belong to the family of Nishino Heiemon. The atmosphere is stately and peaceful.

"Udatsu" is a side wall with roof built higher on the main roof. It was a symbol of the class or spirit of independence. For here, it stands right above the entrance. This style is rare and not commonly found, these days, in Japan.

Inside of the museum, you can see Japanese paper making process. Specialists of the traditional craft make Japanese paper using traditional tools. If you are lucky, you can hear the artisans singing a song for their paper life, or, you can enjoy their jokes in Japanese! Manufactured sheets of paper are dried outdoors and they also sell them at the entrance.



  individual group(of more than 15 people)
Adult \200
(\300 for special exhibition)
high school students and under free free

*Common among Paper & Culture Museum and Udatsu Paper & Craft Museum


Open (all the three houses)/ 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Closed (all the three houses) /Every Tuesday,Year end and New Year (12/28-1/4)
*Occasional exhibitions are held on the second floor.

Japanese Traditional Papermaking Workshop NEW!

Udatsu Museum has started offering a new style of workshop for you to experience Japanese papermaking, washi, with our local artisans' advice. If you're interested, please check the following information !
Japanese Traditional Papermaking Workshop


Udatsu Paper & Craft Museum
9-21-2 Shinzaike-cho, Echizen City, Fukui 915-0232
phone: 0778-43-7800


Echizen Washi Village

This is the official site of the Echizen Washi Village. We would like to try to introduce Japanese Paper "Echizen Washi" as an attractive culuture to overseas.

Contact Us


Papyrus House
8-44 Shinzaike-cho, Echizen City, Fukui 915-0232
phone: 0778-42-1363

Udatsu Paper & Craft Museum
9-21-2 Shinzaike-cho, Echizen City, Fukui 915-0232
phone: 0778-43-7800

Paper & Culture Museum
11-12 Shinzaike-cho, Echizen City, Fukui 915-0232
phone: 0778-42-0016
fax : 0778-42-3260
mail : udatsu@echizenwashi.jp