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    by Rabbityama Written Jun 1, 2013

    Japan has a long history of paper-making and Ino and the neighboring town, Tosa, are among the largest producers of paper in the country. Paper has been made here for more than 1000 years and was used in the 10th century by the emperor for record-keeping of important events.

    The museum was built to teach people about Kochi's paper-making history and to educate people about the process. The first room is about the paper of Tosa Province (Tosa-Washi), its history, and development. There is also a display of information and artifacts from Genta Yoshii, a famous 19th century paper-maker known for making the world's thinnest paper.

    The next room takes you through the entire process of paper-making. It's very well-organized with easy-to-follow and attractive displays. They also have an exhibit showing just how much of the wood actually ends up in the paper, which I was surprised to find out is only 4% after it goes through the entire process.

    The museum also features a workshop where visitors can actually make paper. This is great for those with children or anyone who enjoys hands-on activities! Other floors have rotating displays and special exhibits. They also have a gift shop.

    Entrance is 500 yen (paper-making has an additional cost).

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    by salisbury3933 Written Jan 21, 2006

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    There's a paper museum in Ino where you can try your hand at making traditional Japanese paper. Here's my wife trying her luck at it.

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    Tram at Ino Station

    by Rabbityama Written May 4, 2013

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    Ino is actually quite a large town, but only a small part is accessible by train and tram.

    Ino Station is the main station on the JR Dosan Line. This is generally the cheapest and fastest way to reach Ino.

    From Kochi, you can also take the tram to the tram's Ino Station. The cost is 450 yen by tram but there is a day pass for 800 yen that you can purchase. The tram will be better if you'll be visiting other sites within Kochi during the day or if you are coming from near a tram station, it may be faster to use the tram then to try and return to Kochi Station to take the train.

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