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.

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.

Kanazawa Lacquer Ware

Lacquer Ware NOSAKU

  • Open:10:00 - 19:00
  • Closed:Wednesdays
  • Address:1-1-60, Hirosaka
  • Tel:076-263-8121
  • Price:Lacquer workshop (60 - 90min.) ¥3,000

Kanazawa Lacquer Ware

Gallery Kyoka (Terunoya)

  • Open:11:00 - 17:00
  • Closed:Closed-days vary
  • Address:2-1, Kazue-machi
  • Tel:076-232-2770
  • Price:Lacquer workshop (60min.) small plate, sake cup from ¥1,000

Kanazawa Kutani Porcelain

Tobo Choju

  • Open:10:00 -17:00
  • Closed:the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Wednesdays of the month
  • Address:2-4-5, Korinbo
  • Tel:076-221-1822
  • Price:Porcelain painting (60min.), teacup ¥1,260, plate ¥2,100 etc. Delivery charge is separate

Kanazawa Kutani Porcelain

Kanazawa Kutani Shineido

  • Open:9:00 -17:00, (Winter season until 16:30)
  • Closed:Closed-days vary.
  • Address:1-2-6, No-machi
  • Tel:076-244-6221
  • Price:Porcelain painting (60min.), from ¥420, Delivery charge is separate

Kanazawa Kutani Porcelain

Kutani Kosen-gama

  • Open:9:00 - 17:00, (Dec.30 to Jan.3 10:00 - 15:00)
  • Closed:Jan.1
  • Address:5-3-3, No-machi
  • Tel:076-241-0902
  • Price:Porcelain painting (30 - 60min.), from ¥1,300 to ¥5,400, Delivery charge is separate

Kanazawa Kutani Porcelain

Nomura Uendo

  • Open:9:00 - 18:00
  • Closed:Thursdays
  • Address:2-3, Kenroku-machi
  • Tel:076-231-5234
  • Price:Porcelain painting (30 - 60min.), from ¥1,050, Delivery charge is separate

Kanazawa Kutani Porcelain

Hokuto

  • Open:10:00 - 20:00
  • Closed:Sundays and National holidays
  • Address:3-2-1, Honda-machi
  • Tel:076-222-0077
  • Price:Ceramic art (120min.), ¥5,000 + Calcination expenses (Teacup from ¥1,000)

Kanazawa Kutani Porcelain

Lucizan Ceramic Factory

  • Open:12:00 - 22:00
  • Closed:Open all year round
  • Address:2-6-5, Naga-machi
  • Tel:076-231-4756
  • Price:Porcelain painting (90min.), ¥2,000 ●Potter's wheel (90min.) ¥3,000 Delivery charge is separate *The finished product will be ready in a month and a half.

Kanazawa Gold Leaf

Hakuza

  • Open:10:00 - 17:00
  • Closed:Sunday, Monday, National holidays, Year-end and New Year’s holidays
  • Address:1-13-18, Higashiyama (Hakuza Hikarigura)
  • Tel:076-252-3641
  • Price:Applying Gold Leaf (10 - 90min.), post card, chopsticks, etc. from ¥500 6 times per day, Reservations required.

Kanazawa Gold Leaf

Sakuda

  • Open:9:00 - 18:00
  • Closed:Open all year round
  • Address:1-3-27, Higashiyama
  • Tel:076-251-6777
  • Price:Applying Gold Leaf (60 - 90min.), chopsticks ¥600, small box, etc. from ¥1,100 4 times per day, Reservations required.

Kanazawa Gold Leaf

Tajima

  • Open:10:00 - 17:30
  • Closed:Tuesdays and Winter and Summer holidays
  • Address:11-1, Musashi-machi
  • Tel:076-263-0221
  • Price:Applying Gold Leaf (45 - 60min.) plate from ¥1,000, Reservations required (Reservation 10:30 - 14:30)

Kanazawa Gold Leaf

Kanazawa Katani

  • Open:9:00 - 17:00
  • Closed:Year-end and New Year’s holidays
  • Address:6-33, Shimoshin-cho
  • Tel:076-231-1566
  • Price:Applying Gold Leaf (40 - 60min.), plate from ¥900, Reservations required.

Kanazawa Gold Leaf

Imai Kinpaku

  • Open:9:30 - 18:00
  • Closed:Wednesdays and Year-end and New Year’s holidays
  • Address:7-3, Saiwai-cho
  • Tel:076-223-8989
  • Price:Applying Gold Leaf (30 - 60min.), square plate, stand mirror, from ¥650 with tea or a gold leaf candy, 3 times per day, Reservations required.

Kanazawa Gold Leaf

Hakuichi(Hakukokan)

  • Open:9:00 - 18:00
  • Closed:Jan.1
  • Address:2-1-1, Morito
  • Tel:076-240-0891
  • Price:Applying Gold Leaf (10 - 90min.), from ¥800 ●Placing Gold Leaf (5 -10min.), ¥500 Reservations required.

Kaga-Yuzen Silk Dyeing

Kaga Yuzen Kimono Center

  • Open:9:00 - 17:00
  • Closed:Wednesday, Year-end and New Year’s holidays
  • Address:8-8, Kosho-machi
  • Tel:076-224-5511
  • Price:Admission ¥300, Stamp dyeing (20min.) ¥1,575, Hand-drawing dyeing (60min.) ¥2,625, Kimono-wearing experience (20min.) ¥2,000 *Includes admission

Kaga-Yuzen Silk Dyeing

Nagamachi Yuzen-kan

  • Open:9:00 - 17:00
  • Closed:New Year’s holidays (Open on National holidays)
  • Address:2-6-16, Naga-machi
  • Tel:076-264-2811
  • Price:Admission ¥350, Hand-drawing dyeing (60 -120min.) ¥4,000, Kimono-wearing experience (1day) ¥4,000 Both charges includes admission

Kaga-Yuzen Silk Dyeing

Kureha

  • Open:10:00 - 18:00 Customers wanting to wear Kimono must enter by 16:00
  • Closed:Wednesdays
  • Address:1-24-3, Higashiyama
  • Tel:076-253-9080
  • Price:Kimono-wearing experience (60min.) from ¥4,000 Rainy day from ¥5,000

Kaga-Yuzen Silk Dyeing

Yuzen Art Senka

  • Open:9:00 - 18:00
  • Closed:Closed-days vary
  • Address:Ni-198, Senkoji
  • Tel:076-268-4688
  • Price:Hand-drawing dyeing (120min.) from ¥3,000 ●Tour of the manufacturing process

Kaga Mizuhiki

Tsuda Mizuhiki Origata

  • Open:10:00 - 18:00
  • Closed:Saturday- afternoons, Sundays and National holidays
  • Address:1-1-36, No-machi
  • Tel:076-214-6363
  • Price:Making small goods from¥700

Kaga Mizuhiki

Chitose Mizuhiki

  • Open:9:30 - 17:00(Weekdays),10:00 - 16:00(Sundays and National holidays)
  • Closed:Sundays
  • Address:1-9-26, Owari-cho
  • Tel:076-221-0278
  • Price:Watchi the process

Kaga Embroidery

IMAI Kobo

  • Open:10:00 - 17:00
  • Closed:Closed-days vary
  • Address:2-4-19, Mitsukuchishin-machi
  • Tel:076-231-7271
  • Price:Making small goods (3 hours) from¥2,500

Kaga Fishing Flies

Fishing Flies Shop Meboso Hachirobei Company

  • Open:9:30 - 17:30 (Activity 10:00 - 15:00)
  • Closed:Tuesdays
  • Address:11-35, Kitayasue
  • Tel:076-231-6371
  • Price:Handmade brooch (60 - 90min.) ¥1,500

Local Folk Toys

Nakashima Menya

  • Open:9:00 - 18:00
  • Closed:Tuesdays
  • Address:2-3-12, Owari-cho
  • Tel:076-232-1818
  • Price:Kaga Hachiman Okiagari Doll (20 - 60min.) ¥400

Local Folk Toys

Kanko Bussankan

  • Open:10:00 - 18:00
  • Closed:Tuesdays from Dec. to the end of Feb.
  • Address:2-20, Kenroku-machi
  • Tel:076-222-7788
  • Price:Kaga Hachiman Okiagari Doll (30 - 60min.) ¥1,000 *Workshop not held on Tuesdays

Koto / Sangen

Koto Sangen Nodaya

  • Open:10:00 - 18:00
  • Closed:Sundays, Year-end and New Year's holidays
  • Address:1-8-9, Hon-machi
  • Tel:076-221-2870
  • Price:Koto playing (20 - 60min.) Charge is free *Workshop are only on weekdays from Jan. to Mar.

Koto / Sangen

FUKUSHIMA SANGENTEN (Shamisen Shop)

  • Open:10:00 - 16:00
  • Closed:Sundays, National holidays and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month
  • Address:1-1-8, Higashiyama
  • Tel:076-252-3703
  • Price:Shamisen playing (from15min.) ¥500 (include Green tea and dry confictions)

Tea Ceremony (Chado)

Kenroku-en Shiguretei

  • Open:9:00 - 16:30 (Last order 16:00)
  • Closed:Year-end and New Year’s holidays
  • Address:Kenroku-en Garden
  • Tel:076-232-8841
  • Price:Kenroku-en Garden Entrance fee ¥310, Matcha (powdered green tea) with Japanese confections ¥720, Green tea with Japanese dry confections ¥310

Tea Ceremony (Chado)

Shima Kan-son-an

  • Open:9:00 - 18:00 (Last order 17:30)
  • Closed:Open all year round
  • Address:1-13-21, Higashiyama
  • Tel:076-252-5675
  • Price:Matcha (powdered green tea) with Japanese confections ¥700, Matcha with dry confections ¥500, Adomission ¥500

Tea Ceremony (Chado)

Tentokuin Temple

  • Open:9:00 - 16:30 (from Dec. to Feb 9:00 - 16:00)
  • Closed:Year-end and New Year’s holidays (Wednesdays from Dec. to the end of Feb.)
  • Address:4-4-4, Kodatsuno
  • Tel:076-231-4484
  • Price:Matcha (powdered green tea) with dry confections ¥500, Adomission ¥500

Tea Ceremony (Chado)

Buke Yashiki Terashima Kurand-house

  • Open:9:30 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
  • Closed:Year-end and New Year’s holidays
  • Address:10-3, Ote-machi
  • Tel:076-224-2789
  • Price:Matcha (powdered green tea) with dry confections ¥300, Adomission ¥300

Tea Ceremony (Chado)

Nishida Family’s Gyokusen-en Garden

  • Open:10:30 - 16:00
  • Closed:Closed-days vary
  • Address:8-3, Kosho-machi
  • Tel:076-221-0181
  • Price:Matcha (powdered green tea) ceremony experience ¥1,000 (Reservation required, available up to 3days in advance. Admission adults: ¥700, high school students ¥600, elementary and middle school students ¥500

Tea Ceremony (Chado)

Nomura Samurai house Site

  • Open:8:30 - 17:30 (from Apr.to Sep.), 8:30 - 16:30 (from Oct. to Mar.)
  • Closed:Dec. 26,27
  • Address:1-3-32, Naga-machi
  • Tel:076-221-3553
  • Price:Matcha (powdered green tea) with dry confections ¥300, Admisson ¥500

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

Rental Kimono / Dressing

Kanazawa Kimono Karen

  • Open:9:00 - 18:00
  • Closed:Closed-days vary
  • Address:2-13, Kenroku-machi
  • Tel:076-204-9414
  • Price:Female kimono rental (1day) from ¥4,500

Rental Kimono / Dressing

Kokoyui

  • Open:10:00 - 18:00
  • Closed:Tuesdays, Closed-days vary
  • Address:2-5-18 Hosai
  • Tel:076-221-7799
  • Price:The going out plan (1hour) from ¥14,800

Rental Kimono / Dressing

Kanazawa Kirara

  • Open:9:00 - 18:00
  • Closed:Wednesdays, or the next day if Wednesday is a holiday.
  • Address:1-3-18, Higashiyama
  • Tel:076-252-4931
  • Price:Rental kimono 1 day plan ¥5,000+tax