Johana Oriyakata

Feel the history of traditional silk fabrics

  • Charming red brick exterior

The moment you step inside, you find yourself in a space that reminds you of early Showa Period architecture. Situated in the middle of Johana, also known as Little Kyoto, this is where the town’s silk fabrics have been handed down and exchanged over the years. Tour the weaving workshops, weave your own products, browse in the shop that sells original small woven products or relax in the gallery and coffee shop. There’s a row of weaving machines in the Experience Space on the 1st floor. Savour the excitement of seeing the fabric gradually weave itself into a shape. Why don’t you enjoy the world of weaving in the various courses held here?

  • Nostalgic and relaxed space

  • Try weaving with Johana silk

  • Relax with some freshly made coffee or green tea

Johana Oriyakata

Address 648-1 Johana, Nanto, Toyama, 939-1864
TEL 0763-62-8880 (Johana Oriyakata)
Trading hours 10:00-17:30 (November – March 10:00-17:00)
Non-trading hours Wednesdays (Open on national holidays), New Year period
Price Free
Access 45 minutes by train from Takaoka Station (Johana Line) to Johana Station, followed by 12 minutes walk
15 minutes by car from the Fukumitsu Intersection on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway
Parking Available
Cost of parking:Free
Official URL
Remarks Time required: 30 minutes – 5 hours depending on the course
Course costs: [Desktop weaving loom course] Approx 12cm x 12cm ¥1,200 - 4 courses, [Takabata (hand loom with pedal) course] Approx.12cm ¥1,800 - 3 courses
Inquiries: 0763-62-8880 (Course reservations: 10:00-15:30)
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