Industrial Tourism in Japan
Try your hand at weaving, or purchase original hand-woven goods.
With Johana's long traditional history of silk textures, an office building was built in 1928 as a combination visitors' center and office for the Johana Textile Cooperative. Johana Oriyakata was built reusing the very bricks used to make that office, and today visitors to this nationally recognized Tangible Cultural Asset can try weaving for themselves. Features a shop where visitors can purchase hand-woven goods made on-site, as well as a café space and a gallery.
648-1 Johana, Nanto city, Toyama 939-1864 Japan
By car: 5 minutes from Tokai Hokuriku Expressway Fukumitsu I.C.
By train: 12 minutes' walk from JR Johana station
Experience weaving (Charge: 1,000 - 8,200 yen)
|Working days and hours||10 am - 5 pm (Opened from November to March from 10am to 5pm)|
|Closings||Every Wednesday (but open on Wednesdays that are national holidays), year-end and New Year holidays|
|Visitor capacity||Maximum number of participants is 20|
|Time required for a tour||The course ranges from 30 minutes to 5 hours.|
Advanced reservations required by telephone, fax or email.
Visitors may not be able to join the hand-weaving experience without reservation.
An interpreter must be arranged by the visitor.