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  • Gold Leaf Sakuda (Sakuda Gold & Silver Leaf Crafts)
    49 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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 place is a little gem, we went here for a look and were greated with a cup of gold leaf tea and an offer to go out the back to learn the process of gold leafing (for free and in English). It is...

  • Wajima Kobo Nagaya
    26 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 4-66-1
    This is a sightseeing cultural exchange facility located in Ishikawa Prefecture where visitors can learn about the traditional craftwork of graceful “Wajima” lacquer ware. It opened in 2003 and is located in Kawai Town, Wajima City, in Ishikawa Prefecture. Inside the premises, there are five buildings replicating the old Wajima “Nagaya” terrace style workshops. Inside is divided into Wajima lacquer workshops, specialized Wajima lacquer shops and an experience workshop. The experience of gold inlaid lacquer ware and making your own chopsticks is popular with tourists. In the “Nagaya” workshops, visitors can observe the work of the craftsmen and at the restaurant managed directly by fisherman enjoy meals served in Wajima lacquer ware.

    This was part of our Noto tour package. Upon entering the shop, we were asked to choose a place where we're gonna work with our chopsticks. So after a brief explanation about the shop and its...

  • Kaga Fruits Land
    36 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yutakamachi B 59-1
    A place where you can enjoy fruit-picking all year long, Kaga Fruits Land features a vast lot with a roofed barbeque area for rainy days, which is quite popular. Not only can you see, touch, and pick in-season fruits, you get to savor the taste of fresh ripe fruit. The genuine pizza cooked in a stone kiln is great for lunch. About 15 minutes by car via Kaga Interchange or Katayamazu Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    Japan has some of the best fruits that I've had in the world. They're so good with farming and agricultural development. This spot is a testimony to that. The strawberries were delicious!

  • "Kutani-yaki Experience Gallery ""CoCo"""
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamashironsen 18-115 A 1
    A Kutani ware gallery where you can decorate your own ceramic piece located in the Yamanaka Onsen hot spring village. Participants can select an unpainted piece of Kutani ware and, under the direction of a skilled artisan, decorate it as they like. The pieces on offer are mainly cups, plates, and other items which can be used in everyday life. After being decorated, the pieces are fired in the gallery's own kiln and mailed to participants' homes around 10 days later. The gallery also sells Kutani ware pieces by local artists which visitors can purchase to take home as souvenirs.
  • Hanayakata
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Katayamaduonsen M 2 - 2
    "A cultural experience facility operating out of a remodeled building once used as a training hall for geisha located in the Katayamazu Onsen hot spring village. Here you can try your hand at making a traditional Japanese dyed textile. A type of tie-dying known as Akiko-zome, the name is derived from a poem by Akiko Yosano, who visited Katayamazu Onsen long ago. The poem mentions the elegant, light purple textiles decorated with patterns in a technique called ""dorozome"" (mud dying)- ""The wind rises / A wave of light purple moves / Katayamazu in the early spring."" Participants can dye a handkerchief or scarf with their own original design."
  • Okunoto Trolley Train Notoro
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Housugunnotochou Koiji
    A trolley train which follows Koiji Beach in Noto Town. The trolley revives a 300 meter abandoned stretch of track once used by the Noto Railway, traveling from the remodeled Koiji Station to Sogen Tunnel. The pedal-powered trolley seats up to eight people. The trolley also uses the aid of an electric motor, ensuring riders can proceed at a relaxing pace while enjoying the surrounding scenery. A sake storehouse has been built into the Sogen Tunnel, making use of the fixed temperature it maintains naturally year round.
  • Yamato Kouji Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Onomachi 4-a-170
    An interactive style factory and shop facility located in Ono-machi, Kanazawa City a 15 minute drive from Kanazawa Station. Yamato Soy Sauce & Miso Co., Ltd., founded in 1911, seeks with this facility to convey to visitors the wonders of koji malted rice through a variety of experiences. You can visit the company's own shop located and taste various products, eat popular soy sauce soft serve ice cream or Yamato's satsumaage fried fish paste, and do a variety of activities. On the park's guided tour, you can soak your hands in a soothing and rejuvenating hand bath which contains koji. Also recommended is the course which allows you to taste and compare different miso flavors and make your own original instant miso soup.
  • Noto Kongo Sightseeing Boat Terminal
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Hakuigunshikamachi Togiushioroshi Ganmon
    "The sightseeing boats which leave from this terminal visit the Noto Kongo, a beautiful and stunning area consisting of precipitous cliffs and unusual rock formations considered one of the most picturesque places in Noto Hanto Quasi-National Park. Sightseeing boats operate from the Ganmon and Noto Kongo Center jetties from mid-March to mid-November. The Ganmon natural cavern, carved out of bedrock by the lapping waves of the Sea of Japan, is the highlight of these trips. Riders can enjoy a spectacular view of the cavern rather different from what can be seen from land. During their 20 minute trips, the boats also visit other picturesque sights such as Fukura Port, location of the oldest Japanese-style wooden lighthouse in the country; and the treacherous ""Yoshitsune's Boat Hideaway"" inlet."
  • Ikoi no Mura Noto Hanto
    24 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Prefecture Shiga Township Shiga Onsen in Hakui-gun, Ishikawa Prefecture
    "A resort area located in the Shika hot spring resort village halfway between Wajima and Kanazawa. Here you can enjoy cuisine made with fresh local farm produce and seafood at an inn or bath in a daytrip spa facility boasting abundant quantities of hot spring water. There's also an amusement park equivalent to seven Tokyo Domes in size and a sports complex. The Pyramid play land is popular with children; symbolized by its 14 meter pyramid slide, the playground also has a maze and obstacle course. With a ground golf course and ""family bicycles"" which can accommodate multiple riders, there's something fun for everyone from toddlers to senior citizens. During summer, there's also a pool."

    和倉温泉に宿が取れず、少し離れたこちらに宿泊 近くにゴルフ場もあり、一帯がリゾート地として開発されています 平日なので団体さんと家族連れ2-3組のみで個人客は見当たりませんでした 設備は素晴らしく部屋も清潔に保たれ温泉も気持ちよく非常に満足のいくものでした 2食付で破格の宿泊代だし、これだけの施設は維持も大変だろうと思うのですが 近くに志賀原発があり、近所に東海村のような原発関連の広報施設もありま...

  • Notojima Family Travel Village We Land
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Notojimakoudamachi Makiyama
    A campground located on a cape in Notojima. Visitors can enjoy camping and barbecuing on the spacious, 60 hectare grounds. The campground faces the ocean and is in a perfect spot to see beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The campground has two sites for motorhome camping, one with electricity and one without, as well as permanent sites surrounded by forest available for use from the end of the rainy season to August. The campground also has cabins and trailer houses, making it easy for just about anyone to enjoy the great outdoors. In addition, the campground offers daytrip plans-no need to spend the night!

    場所は能登島水族館すぐ横にある、キャンプ場でケビンを利用しました。夏休みとは言え、平日だったのであまり混雑しておらず、ゆったりと過ごせました。 チェックイン後は、キャンプ場内周辺の海で子供達と磯遊びをして、夕食はお決まりのケビン前の庭でBBQです。楽しく飲んで食べて過ごして、辺りも暗くなって来た時、施設内に宿泊されている子供達が何人も、木々を見てカブトムシ・クワガタを楽しそうに探していました。私達...

  • "Ichirino Kogen Hotel ""Roan"""
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Hakusanshi Ozou 70-4
    "A hot spring in located in Hakusan Ichirino. The inn is situated on a Highland surrounded by the natural beauty of the Mt. Hakusan area. The inn's baths are constantly replenished ""kakenagashi"" style entirely from a natural hot spring source. The inn offers day trip spa plans and a variety of lodging plans. What's nice is that the plans are not just based on the number of people in your party but can also be chosen based on the season and your sightseeing objectives. The most popular plan includes an A5 rank Hida beef tenderloin steak grilled over an irori sunken hearth. The inn also offers several casual day trip plans which include natural hot spring bathing and exquisite charcoal grilled meals. The inn's baths include the ""Mori no Yu,"" a bath surrounded by soothing forest, a deluxe sweet outdoor bath, and two reservable private baths. The inn's rural style cuisine, eaten around an irori hearth, is not only delicious, it's fun!"
  • Ishikawa Prefectural Products Center
    82 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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...

  • Noto Marine Center
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Housugunnotochou Otsusaka 3-47
    This exhibition and experience center is located in Ossaka, Noto, Hosu District of Ishikawa Prefecture. Annexed to the Kujukuri Bay, one of the scenic views in the Noto Peninsula National Park, this center displays and nurtures many of the creatures living in the bay. Visitors are welcome to study marine life through the touch pool where you can interact with live starfish or anemones, through observing the sea life in the vicinity, creating crafts from seashells, making sea salt or going snorkeling.


  • Rokuro no Sato Craft Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi
    Sugaya town is located about five minutes from Yamanaka Onsen town, and is a woodworking town filled with skilled craftspeople. This kominka (old house) style building at the quiet mountain foot offers a chance to get direct training from local craftspeople. Yamanaka Onsen's traditional craft, Yamanaka Lacquerware, is also called Woodgrain ware because of its ultimate feature, the way it brings out the natural shape of the woodgrain. Yamanaka Woodgrain Lacquerware is also a registered Intangible cultural property in Ishikawa prefecture. In addition to offering a close up view of wood-turning lathes inside the hall, you can make your own piece with instruction from experts. You can make soup bowls, salad bowls, matcha tea bowls, or high pedestal bowls called Goroku-wan.
  • Nagamachi Yuzen Kan
    15 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Nagamachi 2-6-16
    This Kaga Yuzen dyeing studio is operated by Chibeni, a dyer established some 200 years ago during the early Edo period. Here visitors can see a variety of Kaga Yuzen kimono and other craft articles made by Ikko Teranishi, the seventh head of a Kaga Yuzen dyeing family; in addition, visitors can also try actual Yuzen dyeing themselves. The facility also has a shop where you can purchase original and exclusive Yuzen-dyed items.

    We arrived on a day when the premises were closed but saw two people ascend the stairs. On following, we were greeted warmly by the patron and on paying the entrance fee were shown a video of how the...

  • Dolphin Cruising
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Nanao-shi
    As of March 1, 2019, the extremely clear seas around Noto Island are home to the Notojima Dolphin Family, so you can enjoy dolphin watching and swimming, as well as dolphin cruises. The dolphin cruises are a pleasant way to enjoy the calm seas, and the ships offer a sense of luxury, freedom, and freshness, even on rainy days. They also have charter sunset cruise plans and more.
  • Komatsushi Fire Department (Komatsu City Disaster Prevention Center)
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Komatsu-shi Sonomachi Ho 110-1
    A facility where everyone can experience what disasters feel like and learn what to do in them located in the Komatsu Fire Department Headquarters building. In the facility’s disaster prevention theater, visitors can get a realistic earthquake experience during a 20 minute program which includes chairs which shake in sync with the video. There’s also a fire extinguishing activity which teaches you how to use a fire extinguisher, and a smoke exhibit where you can learn about the dangers of smoke and its characteristics.
  • Nomi Kutani Ceramics Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Nomi-shi Izumidaimachi Minami 9
    This hall was opened in 1990 as an annex to the Kutani Ceramics Museum. It's equipped with a potter's wheel, glazing equipment, kilns, glazing kilns, and more, so you can try glazing and pottery yourself. They offer pottery classes, and the basic course allows even beginners to learn detailed pottery techniques under the instruction of experts.
  • Kaga Traditional Handicrafts Village Yunokuni no Mori
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Prefecture Komatsu City Awazu Onsen Na -3-3
    An amusement park roughly 1,000,000 square meters in size, Kaga Traditional Handicrafts Village Yunokuni no Mori is a place expressing the beautiful mystique of an old house merged with nature, and one where you can see, touch, and make traditional crafts of Hokuriku Kaga. With 11 buildings, over 50 types of experiences, and many art museums and galleries, this park provides many courses for walking through the forest. You can try out things like wajima lacquering, yuzen dyeing, kutaniyaki (pottery), yamanaka lacquering, gold leaf pasting. Approximately 20 minutes by car via Katayamazu Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.
  • "Lacquerware ""Asada"""
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamanakaonsensugatanimachi Ha -215
    A workshop which creates Yamanaka lacquerware, a traditional craft in Ishikawa Prefecture. The entire production process, from shaping the wood on a lathe to decorating and applying the lacquer, is conducted here in this workshop. Dedicated to the concept of Yamanaka lacquerware which can be used as part of your everyday life, the workshop's gallery is filled with lacquerware pieces with beautiful wood grain patterns visible underneath the varnish. The workshop also offers a lacquerware decorating experience. Participants can use colorful lacquer to decorate plain wood pieces and even sprinkle on gold dust. The completed pieces are sent to participants' homes a few days later after the workshop has applied the necessary finishing.

Ishikawa Main Areas


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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