Other Shopping Spots in Ishikawa Area

  • Hakuichi Higashiyama Store
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    4.0
    79 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Higashiyama 1-15-4
    A shop owned and operated by the Hakuichi gold leaf company. The shop operates out of a remodeled old public bath building in the Higashi Chaya District, a charming area where many old Japanese homes and teahouses stand side by side. Making use of the high ceilings of this former public bath, the shop's open and airy sales space is filled with a variety of gold leaf-decorated crafts. Particularly popular items include the shiny gold leaf cosmetics and oil blotting papers. The shop even has free test products for customers to sample. Many customers are also sure to order a cone of soft serve vanilla ice cream covered with a sheet of ritzy gold leaf.

    Gold leaf did not taste like much, but it was an experience that you don’t get all that often! Icecream was simple soft serve, but the eating was part of the adventure!

  • Ishikawa Prefectural Products Center
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    4.0
    106 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kenrokumachi 2-20
    Located adjacent to the Kenroku-en garden (one of the “Three Great Gardens of Japan”), the Ishikawa Prefectural Products Center is a commercial facility that brings together a wide range of local specialty products from Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture under one roof. Inside the Center, there is an impressive selection of famous and long-established confectionery brands, Tsukudani (boiled foods in sweetened soy sauce), traditional handicraft products, etc. The Center also offers experiential activities that enable visitors to experience some of Ishikawa’s traditional crafts and skills, such as traditional Japanese confectionery making, decorating Kaga Hachiman Okiagari dolls, etc. The gallery in the B1 level has displays on the Kaga Hyaku-man-goku confectionery-making tradition and Asano Taiko, a drum-maker that originally made drums for the lords of the Kaga Domain.

    I’d abandoned my husband to go gift shopping before leaving Japan so found here online. It reported to have several floors of gifts but in reality there’s only one really. Probably 65% food which...

  • Gold Leaf Sakuda (Sakuda Gold & Silver Leaf Crafts)
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    4.5
    55 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Higashiyama 1-3-27
    Gold Leaf Sakuda is a long-established gold leaf workshop (with its own shop) that has been using traditional techniques to make beautiful, intricate gold-leaf products since 1919. Gold leaf making is a traditional craft in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, with 99% of all gold leaf produced in Japan being made in Kanazawa. Located around 100 meters from the famous Higashi Chaya-gai district, Gold Leaf Sakuda’s flagship store offers workshop tours and golf leaf application experience activities, enabling visitors to see for themselves the complex techniques used in golf leaf production. Gold Leaf Sakuda also has a wide range of souvenir gifts on sale, including not just handicraft items but also glassware and cosmetics products, etc.

    This was a great fun expeirence. it is possible to make gold leaf chop stiks (which most of the people in our workshop were doing), plates or boxes. I booked this before our trip and only cost $20A...

  • Hakuza Hikarikura
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    4.0
    58 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Higashiyama 1-13-18
    A shop located in the “Higashi Chaya District” in Kanazawa, Ishikawa which conveys the charms pure gold, platinum, and other metal leaf objects. The tea house-style shop is filled with metal leaf bowls, accessories, bags, and other modern items for use in everyday life. The shop also sells a variety of original gold leaf good luck charms and other items, making it a popular destination for those seeking a present that is above the ordinary. The “Ogon no Kura,” a kura-style warehouse building in the back of the shop covered in gold-platinum leaf, is a must-see.

    When we arrived in Kanazawa we hadnt planned on doing anything with gold leaf, but after a stop at the gold leaf museum, we sought out Hakuza because as crafters we read that they did mini...

  • Hakuichi Main Shop Hakkokan
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Morito 2-1-1
    Kanazawa, the City of Gold Leaf, has a place where you can see, touch, and get a complete experience with gold leaf—the Hakkokan. You can view “Gold Armor” and “Gold Leaf Room”—things relevant to Maeda Toshiie—or try decorating with some gold leaf, and then have some popular “gold leaf ice cream.” You may purchase cosmetics, snacks, and crafts made at this shop. five minutes by car via Kanazawa-Nishi Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    先日のNHK「歴史探偵」で、タイの寺院の仏像に信者(参拝者)2㎝角の金箔を貼り付け、お参りするのを見た。貼り付ける位置により、効能が違うとのこと。例えば頭に貼れば頭がよくなるし、へそあたりに貼ると金運アップとか。金箔を貼るという体験と、仏像が金ピカになるということ、金箔の販路が拡大するということを考えれば、それぞれ(人、寺院、販売者)にメリットがあって、あまりデメリットが考えられないが、いかがでし...

  • Kanazawa Crafts Hirosaka
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Hirosaka 1-2-25 Inside the Kanazawa Noh Museum
    A traditional crafts shop located inside the Kanazawa Noh Museum in Hirosaka, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Stocking 20 or more varieties of popular traditional crafts from Kanazawa, a former castle town and cultural leader of the Kaga area, here you’ll find handcrafted postcards created with Kaga yuzen techniques, saikumono handiwork, and more. The shop also carries rarer traditional crafts like Kaga zogan inlay work, Kaga mizuhiki zaiku cordwork, and Kaga kebari lures. At this popular destination, you’ll be able to buy unique Kaga souvenirs which combine the skills of artisans with the chic tastes of a Japanese castle town.

    Fascinating crafts and artwork. Handcrafted, unique gifts. Simply fun to explore the shop. Who might have thought that fishing lures were art? Prices are fair for the caliber of the work.

  • Kutani Mangetsu
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Nakadaimachi Le 95-2
    A Kutani ware shop which carries over 10,000 items located a five minute walk from JR Kagaonsen Station. Notable for selling a large number of pieces by renowned artists, around 70 to 80 percent of the shop's pieces were crafted by Living National Treasure-designated craftspeople such as Tokuda Yasokichi III and Minori Yoshita. In addition to exquisite artistic pieces, the shop also carries reasonably priced Japanese tableware perfect for everyday use. The shop's soy sauce bottles and kyusu teapots are particularly popular. More unusual selections include Kutani ware USB memory sticks and colorful lucky skulls. The shop also holds potter's wheel and ceramics painting workshops even beginners will enjoy.

    My Japanese tour group that I joined made a stop here before we went to Eiheji Temple. At first I thought, tourist rip off place. They give a historical briefing of the major influences 4 or so...

  • Nousaku
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Hirosaka 1-1-60
    A long-standing lacquerware shop in Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa which has operated continuously for eight generations since 1780. The shop carries an abundant variety of items, including traditional Kaga makie gold and silver lacquerware and Kanazawa Shikki lacquerware as well as Yamanaka-nuri and Wajima-nuri lacquerware, Ishikawa Prefecture specialty products. Floors one through three are stocked with items which can be used every day like chopsticks, bowls, and cups, as well as tea ceremony goods and flower vases. A café and sweet shop is situated on the fourth floor, and here you can enjoy a cup of coffee, matcha green tea with a tea cake, or sweet matcha cream zenzai red adzuki bean soup.

    I was looking for something to take home as a reminder of Japan. They have a wide variety of beautiful pieces and although there was a language barrier I managed to get some great pieces that I will...

  • Nakashima Menya Main Store
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Owarichou 2-3-12
    This traditional toy store is located in Owari-cho, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. This a long-established store was founded in 1862, originally selling theater props and masks. It began selling Kaga dolls and traditional toys later. The store prides itself on its lovingly-made handmade toys, and with the “Kaga-hachiman okiagari” motif based on Kaga-hachiman tradition, their toys are considered auspicious in the way that they rise up again, no matter how many times they fall. Inside the store is a corner where customers can experience painting Kaga-hachiman okiagari toys themselves. (Charges apply.)

    金沢駅から徒歩約18分の距離にあります。今回はひゃくまんさん人形をGetすべく来店。幸いにも店頭に1点在庫があり無事購入することが出来た。 お店は昭和を感じさせるレトロな作りではあるが歴史を感じさせる作品が並んでいる。 張り子のひゃくまんさんなのでとても軽くお土産の品としては良いかもしれない。

  • Hakuza Main Shop
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Moriyama 1-30-4
    "A shop which makes and sells items decorated with gold and silver leaf located a seven minute drive from JR Kanazawa Station. The shop's name is derived from an actual agency which once governed the use of gold and silver foil. The shop is notable for its adaptability-in addition to maintaining the traditional techniques of ""enzuke"" gold leafing, the shop also makes use of modern gold leafing techniques as is deemed appropriate to the situation. The main shop location allows visitors to observe artisans working with gold leaf and is the only place where you can see a tearoom decorated with some 40 thousand sheets of highest quality ""enzuke"" gold leaf, a traditional technique highly prized in the restoration of National Treasures. In addition, the shop sells a wide selection of original products only a specialty shop like this can carry such as Hakuji gold leaf ceramics."

    金澤的精緻金箔工藝是舉世聞名的~ 將純金的超薄金箔四萬多片,以絕佳手藝平整鋪設於居家和式屋間,平整光滑如鑑~ 飾裝於飾品、首飾上,禮品上,都讓人愛不釋手~ 還有金箔貽糖,也非常好吃~~

  • Karhu Collection
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kazuemachi 3-19
    A gallery located in a corner of Kanazawa's Kazue-machi Chaya District. The gallery operated out of the remodeled final home and studio of Clifton Karhu, a print artist who loved Kanazawa. The museum displays and sells copies of around 20 of Karhu's works at any given time, such as prints, ink paintings, and painted plates. The gallery was designed during Karhu's lifetime. The museum's distinctive space, blending Japanese and Western influences, is also used to display art materials, brushes, and print blocks used by the artist. The museum also stores around 500 of the artist's prints and ink paintings in a remodeled kura warehouse, and interested persons can actually view and purchase these works of art, something sure to delight fans.

    Absolutely gorgeous house in exclusive location, not to mention Clifton Karhu prints are exceptional and you can purchase at the gallery.

  • Gallery Mita (previously Mita store)
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Owarichou 1-8-5
    Gallery Mita is an art gallery located on National Route 159 in 1 Chome, Owari Town, Kanazawa City. Besides paintings and antiques, the gallery also sells local handicraft products. The gallery is housed in a Western-style building constructed in 1930; as relatively few of this style of building survive in Japan, it has been designated as a Registered Tangible Cultural Property. Gallery Mita also has its own café.

    浅野川大橋付近を歩いている時に見つけた洋館。 恐る恐る覗いてみるとギャラリーとなっているものの陳列されているのは骨董品のようです。 九谷焼の小皿などが窓際に並んでいて早速妻が食いつきました。 とても安いので数点購入しようかとも思いましたが、すでに小皿と箸置き・醤油スプレーを購入していましたので今回は我慢です。 飛行機の旅は時にこんなこともありますね。

  • Suzu-yaki Kan
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Takojimamachi 1-2-480
    This is a Suzu-yaki exhibition and store located in Takojima Town, Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture. There are a large number of modern potteries’ works displayed in the facility. The simple but powerful and unique Suzu-yaki represents the style of pottery of the late Heian period when medieval Sea of Japan culture flourished. Although this style of pottery disappeared soon after this period, it was revived in 1976. They are popular as “Noto” souvenirs because the more they are used the more they develop a tasteful, worn look. A range of everyday useful pottery is available in the store such as beer cups, teacups and vases.

    土が鉄分を含むため珠洲の陶器は黒みを帯びています。どことなく朴訥とした優しい雰囲気の焼き物が多い中、デザイン次第でシックな都会的な作品も時々出会えます。珠洲焼は東京のおしゃれなショップにもさりげなく置かれていたりします。こちらの珠洲焼会館では白身のカルパッチョが映えそうな深い黒のお皿に出会えました。

  • Nanao Fisherman’s Wharf Noto Shokusai Market
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    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Fuchumachi Outside 13-1
    With a rich selection of famous Noto products and fresh sea products you can only get from a peninsula, the Nanao Fisherman’s Wharf Noto Shokusai Market is highly regarded, featuring an eat-in section where seafood laid out on the counter is turned into sashimi or beach-grill that you can eat right there. Freshly caught items and dried fish or delicacies made by fisherman are all rather popular. About 18 minutes by car from Tatsuruhama Interchange on the Noto-satoyama Kaido.
  • Kaga Temari Mariya
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Minamichou 5-7
    Kaga Temari (yarn balls) is a tradition said to have begun when Lady Tamahime brought them to the Kaga clan when she married into the Tokugawa family in the Edo period. Kaga Temari Mariya continues to make and sell these yarn balls. Every stage of the process, from creating the base to each needle weave in the pattern, is performed in the traditional way, resulting in charming beauty. And at Mariya, the old technique of using a Kaga thimble is maintained. Approximately 20 minutes on foot from JR Kanazawa Station.

    尾山神社のすぐそばにある加賀てまりのお店。金沢に行くと必ず寄って季節の加賀てまりを購入します。大変素晴らしい物です。

  • Kurumiya
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Higashiyama 1-16-5
    This select shop is located in the Higashi Chaya District, in Higashiyama, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. It has more than 1,000 kinds of towels gathered from all over the country, ranging from women’s cute patterns to classic Japanese patterns and traditional patterns associated with old Kanazawa. It sells miscellaneous original Japanese products, such as colorful chopstick rests made from Mizuhiki cord, accessories and pouches. Also available are select retro paper accessories, which are popular souvenirs for tourists.

    ひがし茶屋街の細い路地にある日本手ぬぐいのお店。風情のある小さなお店の中には日本手ぬぐいがいっぱいです。色とりどりの素敵な絵柄が取り揃えられています。お店のオリジナルもあります。きっとお気に入りの1枚が見つかるはずです。ちなみに私は旅の思い出に加賀やさいの絵柄を選びました。

  • Miko no Sato
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    Ishikawa Hakui-shi Mikoharamachi Ha 190
    This farm-direct shop is on national route 415, which connects Hakui city with Toyama prefecture. They sell fresh produce and wild edible plants all harvested in the Noto area, all against the backdrop of Noto's satoyama scenery of wild mountains and farmland. This farming village stands on a steep slope in the Mikohara district of eastern Hakui city. They have the prefecture's largest area of terraced rice fields, and the elevation's huge daily temperature differential creates excellent growing conditions. Mikohara rice, selected as one of the three most delicious varieties of rice in Japan, is famous for being sent as an offering to the Pope.
  • Kutani Bitoen
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    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Yamashiro Onsen 16-71
    A Kutani ware studio which boasts over a century of history, having been established in 1914. Located a kilometer from Yamashiro Onsen’s Soyu, the studio displays and sells over 300 examples of Kutani ware in an old-fashioned Japanese estate. Carrying everything from steal pieces by traditional Kutani ware masters to items perfect for modern, everyday use, here anyone can come and experience the beauty and long history of Kutani ware. The studio also deals in Kinrande gold-painted porcelain, notably purchased by retired Emperor Akihito; Ko-Kutani old Kutani ware; Yoshidaya Kutani ware; and Meiji period Tianqiko-sometsuke and ko-akae porcelain from China.
  • Yamanaka Urushi-za (Yamanaka Lacquerware Traditional Industry Hall)
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    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Yamanaka Onsen Tsukatani Machi I268-2
    The most distinctive characteristic of Yamanaka lacquerware, a traditional Yamanaka Onsen craft, is the use of a technique called “kiji” which involves carving out the shape of a piece from raw wood. This area, known as Sugatani-machi, is the home of many world-class artisans who carry on this technique utilizing a lathe to carve away the wood. Located five minutes from the heart of the Yamanaka Onsen hot spring district, this shop displays and sells a diverse array of Yamanaka lacquerware. Dating back to the distant Azuchi-Momoyama period, Yamanaka lacquerware is notable with the smoothness of the lacquer, which adheres extremely closely to the wood; and its fragrant, woody smell. Encountering Yamanaka lacquerware in person stimulates all five senses in a way photographs cannot possibly convey. Here customers can purchase Yamanaka lacquerware at the kind of reasonable prices you’ll only find by going direct to the source; visitors can also watch live demonstrations of artisans using a lathe to carve out a piece for later lacquering.
  • Kinuya Kutani
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    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Yamanaka Onsen Higashimachi 1 Ma 22
    This studio produces Kutani ware, a craft whose origins date back to the early Edo period when a kiln was built in Kutani Village deep in the mountains of Yamanaka, Ishikawa Prefecture. Standing in front of the Yamanaka Bus Terminal and identifiable by its red iron oxide-painted latticework, the studio makes and sells original Kutani ware which carry on the traditions of the art form. The shop’s staple and popular Kutani Oval, a beautiful, curving bowl similar to Western-style tableware in design, combines simplicity with an elegant appearance. Customers rave that the oval bowl, its pure white setting off the beauty of its form, enhances the elegance of any meal. In the Circulo teaching studio on the second floor, you can try making your very own, one-of-a-kind Kutani ware piece.

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Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.

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