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1678 Otado, Yusuhara-cho, Takaoka-gun 785-0603 Kochi Prefecture
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#1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Yusuhara-cho
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redcapelane wrote a review Aug 2019
Nelson, New Zealand14 contributions4 helpful votes
Kamikoya represents a unique experience in terms of hospitality, location, accommodation and learning the art of traditional, chemical-free Japanese paper-making. Rogier shared his immense experience open heartedly, creating an interesting and fun environment for the washi-papermaking workshop. The accommodation has been purpose built overlooking a beautiful rice growing valley surrounded by cedar and bamboo. Chika is the most amazing cook, making a wonderful selection of regional dishes from the freshest of ingredients. Our time at Kamikoya was unforgettable.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Claireintokyo wrote a review Jul 2019
Tokyo, Japan14 contributions6 helpful votes
The region of Dosa in Kochi used to be rich and famous because of its wood, used to create paper money. Today, the lumber industry is still present in the area, leaving earth colored scars in huge forests that are recovering very fast actually, because the woodcutters are respecting tradition and cutting wood only where and when it is necessary. And there, close to the river that flows to the Pacific ocean, there is a place called QRAUD, a Japanese paper workshop. You would think to find in such a place a old Japanese man, with hands shaped by water and paper. But there you go. The owner is an elegant Dutch man who will explain you how to create your own paper !
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Date of stay: May 2019
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sinjoorAntwerp wrote a review Nov 2018
Antwerp258 contributions129 helpful votes
This house was born out of the practical necessities, the financial confines and the artistic richness of a Dutchman who keeps the ancient art of making Japanese paper (washi) alive, his talented Japanese wife and their discreet and very practical son. For the studio they needed more space and office rooms, and they combined it with two guests rooms. At the outside it may look rather rustic or even industrial. At the inside one finds not the refined Edo period rules following architecture, but the basic concepts of it. Not to forget the amazing skills of Japanese carpenters. And looking closer you are overwhelmed with artistic details. Obviously washi paper everywhere, every piece unique, different colours, different patterns. The house is designed so the recuperated windows from an old demolished house could be reused. Very smartly designed. The house is a wonderful blend of two cultures. It is reflected in the meals. One dinner was Japanese home style cooking, the next Italian inspired using the local products. Breakfast for us Europeans, blissfuly serving bread. I am sure that if you prefer Japanese that that will be prepared and served with a smile. The house is built mainly out of Japanese cedar wood, so it smells delicately when entering. It is young, still full of life. It will mature and slowly fall asleep. It will age gracefully and I hope it will grow very old and welcome and protect many happy visitors. Yusuhara, the nearby tiny city is a gem, with its history, an interesting and informative museum and five amazing buildings created by Kengo Kuma. I certainly dream of returning to Kamikoya and explore its surroundings further.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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remmahramklov wrote a review Apr 2018
India175 contributions74 helpful votes
We came with family and friends from Cape Ashizuri on the way to Kochi when we decided to make a detour and go for a 2 hour Washi paper making course which they offer on the premises. It was amazing. Very recommendable. Would go again anytime.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Benjawan S wrote a review Dec 2014
Bangkok, Thailand81 contributions31 helpful votes
I spent 3 days/2 nights here for an in-depth 12 hr workshop of Washi (Japanese paper). Eventhough the price for the workshop seemed steep (60,000 yen/12-hr class, not including accommodation price) at first, but considering the owner's care for teaching and taking care of you, it was very reasonable price. The place to stay itself is also awesome! There is great display of Washi everywhere. The lamp, the shoji, the fusuma, etc. all are made of top quality washi paper. The interior contrasts the outer look of the house. Trust me, you will be amazed by how comfy and modern the place is. The food provided is also great. Chikako-san is a good chef. Most vegetables she uses are from her own fields around the house. Great place to stay and also you can enjoy washi workshop. The washi workshop ranges from 2-hr tourist workshop to 12-hr++ in-depth workshop (prices vary). Am I really the first to review this great place? I'm amazed no one has ever done this before! If I have more than two thumbs I will give them all. Unbelievably awesome place!
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Date of stay: December 2014Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from かみこや, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Kamikoya
Responded Dec 6, 2014
Thank you very much for visiting us and the comments. The in-depth workshop is a program for people who are deeply interested in Washi, hand-made paper, Japanese nature and Japanese culture. We are glad that you are satisfied with the workshop. You have a deep knowledge about Japan. We tried one of a soup which you have brought to us as a gift. Its color was red and tastes soooo hot. We are enjoying them very much! Thank you again. We wish you another great travels. Kamikoya
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PRICE RANGE
$108 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanShikokuKochi PrefectureTakaoka-gunYusuhara-cho
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kamikoya
Which popular attractions are close to Kamikoya?
Nearby attractions include Shikoku Karst (1.9 miles), Yusuhara Town Office (4.6 miles), and Karst Study Center (2.7 miles).
Is parking available at Kamikoya?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kamikoya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oioitei, Kumo No Ue No Restaurant, and Coffee Flag.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kamikoya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Kamikoya?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Yusuharaza (4.6 miles), Yoshimura Torataro Residence (3.6 miles), and Yoshimura Torataro Shoya Yashiki (4.6 miles).