Tosa Washi Kogei Mura QRAUD

土佐和紙工芸村くらうど (Tosa washi kogei mura QRAUD) 
This hotel, restaurant and activity center makes QRAUD a great base for your Niyodo River trip.
Located across the road from the pretty Niyodo River, Tosa Washi Kogei Mura QRAUD is Michi-no-Eki with a difference. As well as a farmers’ market that sells local produce, QRAUD also has a gallery, a French restaurant, a medicinal wood fired bathhouse, and hotel accommodation. In addition to all these services QRAUD has an interesting menu of sports and traditional craft activities to choose from.

Japanese Papermaking
The Ino area has a long history of making Tosa Washi and the traditional Japanese paper is highly rated in Japan and overseas for being remarkably thin and strong, thanks to the locally grown paper mulberry and the purity of the water from the Niyodo River.

QRAUD offers several Tosa Washi Japanese paper making experiences. The Tosa Washi Japanese paper making experience allows you the chance to create a one-of-a-kind postcard or an uchiwa fan without the need for a reservation for groups of one to nine people (reservations are required for groups of ten or more). With reservation in advance, a Tosa Washi lantern making experience is also on offer to guests staying overnight.

Try weaving on a traditional loom in a traditional Japanese house, overlooking the Niyodo River.

Niyodo River Treasure Hunt
If you look closely at the Niyodo River bed, you will find all kinds of interesting and colorful stones. Pick up a guide (in Japanese) and head to the river across the road to see how many you can find.

Goby Fishing
During the June to September season, a guide will show you how to set a trap to catch little fish, locally called gori. Insects that live among the rocks in the river are used as bait and goby are remarkably easy to catch.

Bike Rental and E-bike Tours
Rental bikes allow you to explore further afield, feeling closer to nature than in a motor vehicle. Half-day and full-day guided E-bike tours are also available.

River Cruise which is on to the QRAUD site offers canoe, SUP and rafting activities. Click here for more information.

If you just want to take it easy, the area right around QRAUD itself is very pleasant. For an extra charge guests can opt to have their breakfast down by the river or up on the hillside with freshly brewed coffee or pick up a map at the reception and take a stroll around the lovely country village that surrounds the facility.

Whether for a day trip or an overnights stay, QRAUD is a great place to base yourself on your visit to the Niyodogawa.
Cultural Experiences
Address 高知県吾川郡いの町鹿敷1226 (1226, Kashiki, Ino Town, Agawa Gun, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 088-892-1001
OpenWashi Experience Workshop: 9:00-17:00
ClosedClosed on Wednesdays
Price● 8 postcards, 2 colors
・No pattern : 400 yen per person (about 40min)
・With seasonal flowers : 600 yen per person (about 60 min)

● Uchiwa fan : 1,000〜 yen per person (about 60 min)

● Orizome paper dyeing/tie-dyeing
・Small : 400 yen per person (about 40min)
・Medium : 600 yen per person (about 40min)

● Japanese paper lantern making (about 60 min)
・1,500 yen per person
・Reservation required
・Limited to overnight guests

● Weaving (60 min~)
・1,500 yen per person
・Reservation required

● Niyodo River Treasure Hunt (about 120 min)
・Field guide to the stones of the Niyodo River and collection container 500 yen per person

● Guided Goby Fishing (about 120 min) (2 person minimum)
・4,000 yen〜 per set (guide fee included)
・Reservation required

● Breakfast by the river (about 60 min)
・1,500 yen per person
・Reservation required at least 3 days in advance
・Limited to overnight guests

● Bike Rental and E-bike Tours
・Standard bikes 1,000 yen per person (9:00-17:00) (reservations recommended)
・E-bike One-day Guided Tour 11,000 yen per person (reservations required)
・E-bike Half-day Guided Tour 8,000 yen per person (reservations required)

*Prices include taxes
Directions●About 20 min drive from Ino IC on Kochi Expressway
●Short walk from Iwamura bus stop (Kenko Hokubu Kotsu Bus)
Website Website
Map Code181 854 367*11

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