"TSUBAMESANJO KOUBA NO SAITEN" provides you the scene of the manufacturing at Tsubamesanjo.
Category PRINTOpen 26・27・28Workshop -Area SANJO

PROGRAFBased on its origins as a "printing company," the company engages in printing and related operations, advertising and related planning, design, production, promotion, and other operations.


KOUBA tour

Thursday, October 26 – Friday, October 27, 2023

(By Reservation Only)

Session 1 10:00 – 12:00 Max. 5 persons

Second session 14:00 – 16:00 Max. 5 persons

*Except for 12:00 – 13:00, tours may be restricted depending on the number of visitors.


Experience / Workshop

Thursday, October 26 – Friday, October 27, 2023

(1) 10:00 – (2) 13:00 – (3) 15:00 – (by appointment)
*45~1 hour per session

Making an original ring notebook (pocketbook)
You will knead and print your own ink on the front and back covers, and choose and combine the paper inside the notebook to make a bound book. This is a rare opportunity to experience everything from printing to bookbinding.

5 persons per session

1,500 yen (per book)

Factory tours are free; workshop experiences are by appointment only. Please contact Prograf. Workshops use ink, which may get dirty. Participants should wear clothes that can get dirty.

Address1-9-20, Kitairizo, Sanjo, Niigata 955-0053, Japan
Parking4 cars
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Notes & Rules

KOUBA Tours and Experiences have age and clothing restrictions. Please be sure to read the following in advance.


Those under junior high school age must be accompanied by a guardian. (Please refrain from attending if you are a preschooler.)

Those under the drunkenness of alcohol are not allowed to participate.

Please follow the instructions of the staff in KOUBA.

Please never touch the equipment or products in KOUBA.

Smoking is completely prohibited in KOUBA.

Before taking photos, please get permission from each KOUBA staff. And, please refrain from using flash.

In advance, please check reservations is required or not.

KOUBA has a limited capacity, so if you have more than 10 people, please contact each KOUBA in advance.

About clothes

Please wear clothing that is no problem even if it gets dirty and shoes that are easy to move.

Please refrain from wearing sandals, high heels, platform shoes, etc. They may cause you falling.

Please refrain from wearing skirts or baggy clothing as there is a risk of getting caught in the machine.

Visit by car

When coming to KOUBA by car, please use each KOUBA parking area or a nearby temporary parking area.

Please note that you may not be able to use the parking area if it is full.

If you do not follow the rules above, we may refuse your participation. Additionally, the organizer and each KOUBA will not take any responsibility for any accidents caused by your fault within the factory.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in order to ensure a safe tour and experience.