Do you want to see where they make origami paper and ogle some amazing examples of the art of paper folding? Let’s go to the Origami Kaikan!
Hours: 9:30 – 18:00
Open: Six days a week closed Sundays and holidays
This place has a huge selection of paper. Lots of origami squares, of course, but they also have traditional scenes printed on washi paper, like geisha portraits, kabuki figures and demons beautiful enough to frame or put on a screen.
They host many paper-centric events, like paper folding workshops and demonstrations by master origami teachers. The calendar (in Japanese) is here.
If you’d like to see how they print the paper, go up to the fourth floor, and you can watch the artisans!
Downstairs is a gallery, with examples of inspiring origami art.
Nearby destinations: Koraku-en Garden, Nezu Shrine, Rikugi-en, Yasukuni Shrine, Yushima Shrine