Experience facilities of arts and crafts

City of Crafts and Folk Art

UNESCO appointed Kanazawa to the Creative Cities Network in June 2009. UNESCO launched the Network to promote the international cooperation and exchange of each city in the world that develops creative and cultural industries. The Network has seven categories, i.e., Cities of Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Music, and Media Arts, and Kanazawa was appointed UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art. [UNESCO: The Creative Cities Network]

Craft Tourism

Traditional craft techniques have been handed down since the feudal age, and creative activities are flourishing in Kanazawa. The city's craft tourism include visits to traditional craft workshops and creating your own craft. We recommend that you try out Kanazawa's traditional arts and crafts during your stay in Kanazawa.

Wagashi Japanese Confections

Kanko Bussankan

  • Open:10:00 - 18:00 *workshop : Sat., Sun. and National holidays, Last reservation 14:30
  • Closed:Tuesdays from Dec. to Feb.
  • Address:2-20, Kenroku-machi
  • Tel:076-222-7788
  • Price:Japanese Confection Making (30 - 40min.) ¥1,200 including a ¥500 shopping ticket

Wagashi Japanese Confections

Koshiyama Kanseido

  • Open:9:00 - 18:00 *Workshop Schedule: from13:30 - 15:00 and 15:30 - 17:00 of every Thursday and Saturday
  • Closed:Wednesdays, Year-end and New Year’s holidays.
  • Address:13-17, Musashi-machi
  • Tel:076-221-0336
  • Price:Japanese Confection Making (40min.) ¥1,000 etc

Wagashi Japanese Confections

Morihachi Honten

  • Open:9:00 - 18:30
  • Closed:Jan.1 – 2
  • Address:10-15, Ote-machi
  • Tel:076-262-6251
  • Price:Rakugan Making ¥1,260 (Incl. Powdered green tea, a small box for souvenir and admission fee of The Museum of Kanazawa Confectionary Wooden Patterns) *Reservations required

Wagashi Japanese Confections

Kanazawa Saisho

  • Open:10:00 - 18:00
  • Closed:Year-end and New Year’s holidays
  • Address:2-290-1, Oshino
  • Tel:076-243-7155
  • Price:Hand baking rice crackers (10 - 15min.) ¥250

Wagashi Japanese Confections

Ame-no Tawaraya

  • Open:9:00 - 18:00 (weekdays) , 9:00 - 17:00 (Sundays)
  • Closed:Closed-days vary
  • Address:2-4, Kobashi-machi
  • Tel:076-252-2079
  • Price:Starch syrup pouring (15 - 20min.) ¥1,500 includes one bottle of candy

Wagashi Japanese Confections

Kagadane food Industrial Coporation

  • Open:8:20 - 17:05
  • Closed:Saturdays, Sundays and National holidays.
  • Address:8-8, Kasuga-machi
  • Tel:076 -252-2221
  • Price:Watch the process (30min.) No charge