Factory / Workshop Spots in Ishikawa Area

  • Mokuyourin
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    Ishikawa Hakusan-shi Yahatamachi Ri 1-6
    This studio focuses on using wood from the Shishiku area. The facility is broadly divided into two areas - a wood studio and a food studio. The wood studio operates as a wood crafts store owned by a lumber dealer which has been in business for over a century. The studio sells a wide variety of items and also regularly holds woodworking workshops. The food studio operates as a pizzeria and bakes pizzas using a big brick firewood oven. The food studio also offers a large selection of other dishes, including pastas and desserts.

    This is one of my favourite restaurants in the area. The food is always good with very kind service. The building is completely made from wood, and is really romantic.

  • Kutani Kosen Pottery Kiln
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Nomachi 5-3-3
    This is a long-established store continuing since 1870, located at the “Kutani-yaki” pottery, a craft representative of Ishikawa Prefecture. All the work is completed by hand from molding the clay to the first kiln, second firing and decorating with glaze, and the techniques of old Kokutani and revived Kutani continued to be protected even today. In addition to being able to see the manufacturing process in the workshop, visitors are able to experience painting a design to make their very own original piece. There is an exhibition room with a variety of kiln artwork, and pieces from traditional style to those of everyday use are for sale. The nearest station is Nomachi Station.

    My family visited Kutani Kosen Kiln in December 2019. We had a short informative tour of the factory and then we were shown to the craft room where we all chose our own piece to decorate. Three of us...

  • Hakusan Craft Workshop
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    Ishikawa Hakusan-shi Shiramine Nu 17
    They say that Ushikubi-tsumugi weaving began with mechanical weaving techniques passed down by the wife and daughters of a certain Oohata who was a Genji fugitive and flowed to Ushikubi Village after his defeat by Heike in the Heiji rebellion of 1159. Here, you can learn about the historical sericulture and textile arts of the Shiramine area, from silk reeling, reclamation, and refining. They also offer reservation-only activities like hataori weaving and making silk cocoon dolls.

    白山市白峰にあります。牛首紬の展示、体験などがあります。ここでは機織り体験500円まゆ人形おりの体験400円、つまみ細工の体験800円などができ全国にもめずらしい体験ができる

  • Notojima Glass Studio
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    4.5
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    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Notojimakoudamachi 122-53
    A glass studio that's a part of the Roadside Station Notojima in Koda-machi, Notojima, Nanao City. They produce glass works including their own original heat resistant Tainetsu Yohen Glass, which has a texture similar to porcelain. In the attached shop they have glass products from various creators and they also offer glass workshops including glass blowing and sand blasting.

    風鈴作りを体験しました。 予約は不要で、ほぼ待つこともなし。 手袋やエプロンは貸してもらえるので、服装を気にすることもありません。 形や色など決めると職人さんが熱したガラスの塊を持ってきてくれて、アドバイス通りに息を吹き込みます。 10分程で形が出来ました。 冷ます必要があるので、当日持ち帰りはできませんが有料で宅配してくれます。

  • Kikuhime Co., Ltd.
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    Ishikawa Pref. Hakusanshi Tsurugishinmachi Tab 8
    Kikuhime is a sake (rice wine) brewery located in Tsurugishin Town, Hakusan City. Kikuhime produces high-quality sake using rice that is all processed in-house; the brewery uses Yamada Nishiki rice grown in the Yoshikawa area, a rice variety that has been rated AAA+. Kikuhime’s sake is allowed to mature for just the right period of time before being shipped. This maturation period is three years for “Kurogin” sake, and 10 years or more for “Kukurihime” sake.

    安土桃山時代に創業された歴史ある「菊姫」。こちらが本社だそうです。 「鶴来駅」から「白山比咩神社」に行くときに見つけました。お酒が大好きな人ならだれもが知っているであろう「菊姫」「菊雄」ですね。なお、私はお酒があまり好きではないけれど、知っていましたw。それほどブランド力のある「菊姫」「菊雄」です。ぜひ、一度、訪れてみてはいかがですか。お勧めします。また、この周辺の街並みも良い感じで、歩きながら...

  • Kanazawa Paulownia Craft Iwamoto Kiyoshi Shoten
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Hyoutanmachi 3-2
    At the Ishikawa Prefecture Designated traditional crafts “Kanazawa Paulownia Crafts” store and studio is a charming town house with a sign saying “Kiri Hibachi (Paulownia brazier)” as its landmark. Kanazawa Paulownia Craft is charred paulownia wood bark covered in a rust mixture of polishing powder and lacquer and is characterized by patterns of gold or silver powder, called “Taka-Makie.” The most popular items are “Chokotto tray” which are decorated with a single, lovely makie design. In addition, tea ceremony items, paulownia braziers, ashtrays, sweet bowls and various paulownia craftworks are available. The nearest station is Kanazawa Station.

    柔らかくて傷がつきやすいけど驚くほど軽くて木目が美しい無臭の杉。杉に蒔絵を施した可愛さ絶品のちょこっとトレーが気に入りました。町家の古い日本家屋に絶妙なセンスの工芸品が並んでいます。レトロな音響から流れているのはぶらんぶらんの音楽!先端なのか伝統なのか。こちらの工芸品はセレクトショップにもよく置いてありますが選択肢が豊富なのでお店への訪問をお勧めします。店内は小さくてもステキな品が沢山あってとても...

  • Kutani Choemon
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    Ishikawa Nomi-shi Yoshimitsumachi Ho 65
    This pottery studio produces Kutani ware, one of Ishikawa Prefecture’s most well-known traditional crafts. The studio primarily makes and sells decorative art and tableware for special occasions as well as everyday meals. Established in 1879, the studio offers classical yet fresh Kutani ware which is decorated in deep, vivid indigo blues and the traditional five colors (blue, yellow, violet, ultramarine, and red) of Kutani ware.
  • Yoshida Shuzoten Co., Ltd.
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    Ishikawa Pref. Hakusanshi Yasuyoshimachi 41
    This brewery, founded in 1870 and known for the brand “Tedorigawa,” is located in Yasuyoshi Town, Hakusan City, Ishikawa Prefecture, and overlooks the sacred mountain of Hakusan. The surrounding area is quiet countryside blessed with clear fresh air and the underground water of the Tedori River, natural features perfect for sake brewing. The brewery makes a refreshing and easy to drink sake with the flavor of the rice remaining. The range of brewed sake ranges from Junmai Daiginjo to Honjozoshu and Koshu. They are popular as a souvenir of Ishikawa.
  • Shata Shuzo Co.,Ltd
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    Ishikawa Pref. Hakusanshi Boumarumachi 60-1
    This is a long-established sake brewery founded in 1823, located in Bomaru Town, Hakusan City in Ishikawa Prefecture. The company’s leading sake is called “Tengu-mai.” It is made from the underground water from the sacred Hakusan mountain and rice from the Kaga plains which is brewed in a special “Yamahai” method using natural yeast. The rich taste has even captivated sake connoisseurs. In addition to Japanese sake, unique items such as “Shochu” clear liquor, honey sake and a local chili called “Kenzaki Namba” are also manufactured.
  • Mokume
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamanakaonsensakaemachi Two 60
    A wooden crafts studio located in the Yamanaka Onsen hot spring village area. The studio is operated by an artisan who uses a lathe and chisels to create works out of unpainted wood. The studio offers short classes on making your own wood craft, and you can choose to make a bowl, small basket, or sculpture. After the bowls have been carved out, they are sent to a lacquer artisan to be lacquered and are then delivered to your home. The studio's shop sells beautiful bowls, chopsticks, and other warm and charming wood items.
  • Nakashima Shuzoten
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    Ishikawa Wajima-shi Fugeshimachi Inarimachi 8
    "A small sake brewery standing in an urban area close to the Inari-machi Intersection on the National Route 249 in Wajima City. Advocating sake production with a focus on the local area using Noto rice, water, and manpower, because of this stance, the brewery is uninterested in increasing its production volume of 100 ""koku"" (18,000 liters). The brewery has been making sake since 1868 and has won numerous awards in new sake brew tasting competitions. The brewery crafts a variety of sakes, its most well-known brands being the Noto Suehiro and Noto no Kuni daiginjo sakes, and the junmai ginjo Oyaji no Tezukuri. The brewery is also constantly creating new sakes, such as Hana Oboro, a nigori unrefined sake produced using a red seishu refined sake yeast."
  • Fukumituya
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Ishibiki 2-chome 8-3

    We had a great time and learned so much during the guided sake brewery tour, and we highly recommend it for those that enjoy wine tours! The tour was well organized. Mieko, the best concierge at...

  • Matsunami Brewery
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    7 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Hosu-gun Notocho Matsunami 30-114

    First stop in our Noto tour package. The place is quite interesting as this is my first time to go inside a sake brewery. Good thing that the tour has an English-speaking guide. Im not sure if the...

  • myouizumisuebou yamamotochouhidarikama
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Ikirimachi Wa 163-1
  • Fuji Hachiya (Wajima Workshop Nagaya)
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    Ishikawa Wajima-shi Kawaimachi 4-66-1
  • Matura Sake Brewing chokueiten shishinosatokiki Sake shop sho tukushiya
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamanakaonsenyunohonmachi La 2
  • Kanazawacho Ya Shokunin Workshop Higashiyama
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    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Higashiyama 2-1-21
  • Kaganuikurashiko
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Tourikimachi A 18 Park Residence 201
  • GlassStudioCullet
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    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Hashitatemachi U196
  • Togei Workshop utuwa Labo
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Ohimachi 5-22

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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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