HOW TO VISIT

Awagami is located in Yoshinogawa village (on Shikoku island) where mountains and rivers provide the fiber & water necessary for washi papermaking. This region is an agricultural and spiritual heartland with its famed 88 temples dotting the islands landscape. On your journey to Awagami, you will seemingly step back in time and experience a part of rural Japan not often seen by tourists whom we warmly welcome. For visiting hours and more information about our facilities, please click on the "Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper Museum" tab at the top of this page.

TRANSPORTATION

From Osaka, Kyoto or Kobe

We recommend taking a bus to “JR Tokushima Station”. There are several bus companies operating the between Kansai Area & Tokushima Station. It’s recommended to reserve your ticket in advance; however, tickets can be purchased at the gate counter of each bus stop. After arriving at JR Tokushima Station, you must take a local (or express) train to “JR Yamakawa Station.” Awagami is a 15 minute walk / 3 minute taxi from Yamakawa Station.

From Kansai Airport

Take a bus from the airport to “JR Tokushima Station” - busses leave approximately every hour from the airport. You can purchase the ticket at the bus service counter or from vending machine outside.

From Tokyo

You can take either domestic flight from the Haneda airport or take a train. If you prefer to take a train, we recommend to take a Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo to Kobe (*the bullet train is not operated within Shikoku island), then take a bus from Kobe to Tokushima Station. This takes nearly a whole day to travel, so we recommend taking a flight to Tokushima Airport if you would like to save time.

BUS INFO FROM OSAKA, KYOTO and KOBE:

From OSAKA
  • Hankyu BusTel. 06-6866-3147website
  • Hanshin BusTel. 06-6411-4111website
  • Tokushima BusTel. 088-622-1826website
  • JR Shikoku BusTel. 088-602-1090website
From KYOTO
  • Tokushima BusTel. 088-622-1826website
  • JR Shikoku BusTel. 088-602-1090website
From KOBE
  • Hanshin BusTel. 06-6411-4111website
  • Tokushima BusTel. 088-622-1826website
  • JR Shikoku BusTel. 088-602-1090website

FLIGHT INFO FROM TOKYO (HANEDA AIRPORT)

TRAIN INFO FROM TOKYO

  • JR East Japan Railway Company
    (Shinkansen)
    website