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Mini Gifu paper lantern making in Gifu

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 This experience tour offers the opportunity to make your own miniature Gifu paper lantern, from creating the framework using higo (bamboo strips), laying the paper over the strips and finally to adding your own design. This activity is sure to give you great satisfaction, as you draw a design of your liking onto the paper lantern after completing the steps to make it—just like a craftworker would!


 As the largest river port city along the Nagara River, Gifu is home to industries such as Japanese umbrella and paper lantern manufacturing from times of old. These industries use washi (Japanese paper), bamboo and other products that arrived from upstream. The Bon lanterns, Noryo lanterns and many other products that originate from Gifu are widely known as “Gifu-chochin,” or Gifu paper lanterns.


Wouldn’t you like to take home a softly-glowing paper lantern made of Japanese paper, made from ever-present traditional techniques?
What to Expect
1. You can create the craftwork from start to finish using the very same techniques as a professional craftworker does, giving you a deeper impression of this hands-on experience.

2. You’ll come to love these paper lanterns even more after adding the family crest of an ancient Japanese general or your own design!

3. The paper lantern you make can be brought home and used for actual illumination.

Japan Lantern Industry

A young company established by young craftmen. They are providing themselves a challenge by having workshops at the domestic and overseas events introducing their products and making them familiar to people.

■ Duration:3H30M (Include 1H break)

framework  45 mins

Paper laying 45 mins

Break    60 mins *

Design    45 mins

Final touch  15 mins
*We’ll show you around some places to eat
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Important Information
Departure Point
長良川てしごと町家 CASA, 29 Minatomachi, Gifu, 500-8009, Japan
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Material for paper lantern (include a box & LED bulb)
  • instructor
  • Entry/Admission - 長良川てしごと町家 CASA
  • Lunch
  • tour guide
  • transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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