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 Gold Leaf


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.