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  • Ishikawa Prefectural Products Center
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    4.0
    102 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the B1 level has displays on the Kaga Hyaku-man-goku confectionery-making tradition and Asano Taiko, a drum-maker that originally made drums for the lords of the Kaga Domain.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...

  • Wajima Kobo Nagaya
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    3.5
    28 Reviews
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    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 were gonna work with our chopsticks. So after a brief explanation about the shop and its...

  • Kaga Traditional Handicrafts Village Yunokuni no Mori
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    4.0
    114 Reviews
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    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.

    A traditional handicraft village featuring thatched-roofed houses. Each house have arts and crafts. People can use and learn the techniques.

  • "Kutani-yaki Experience Gallery ""CoCo"""
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    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.
  • "Lacquerware ""Asada"""
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    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.
  • 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."
  • Yamato Kouji Park
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    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.

    Yamato Koji Park es una combinación de fábrica, taller, restaurante y tienda de la Yamato Soysauce Brewery, un productor centenariod e koji, miso y salsa de soja de Ono, un puerto muy cercano a...

  • Noto Marine Center
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
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    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.

    係りの方がいろいろ説明してくださったので、とても有意義、楽しい時間を過ごせました。係りの方の説明があるとないとではおそらくだいぶ違うかとは思います。時間がない方はマリンシアターは割愛してもいいかもしれません。ヒトデが裏返しても元に戻る様子など、子どもが見たら喜ぶようなことがたくさんあります。

  • 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
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
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    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.

    The exhibits may seem faded and old, but they show an age old tradition and beauty that is the very essence of Japan. The silks are beautiful.

  • Komatsushi Fire Department (Komatsu City Disaster Prevention Center)
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    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
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    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.

    大聖寺の九谷焼美術館の方が圧倒的に有名だが、それは、特定の旅行会社で宿を予約すると、無料の入館料が付いて来るから。 能美市は「資料館」と名乗っているが、名品名作が多数展示されていて、見ごたえがある。また、いつ行っても空いているので、ゆっくり作品を鑑賞出来る。

  • The Urushi Amuseument Nuritaro
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Wajima-shi Kawaimachi 1-95
    An amusement facility dedicated to Wajima lacquerware located along a narrow alley off of Hama-dori Street in the direction of the mouth of the Kawaharata River. Inside, the extensive lacquering adorning the establishment gives it a solemn, dignified air. The facility offers maki-e gold and silver lacquerware and chinkin gold-inlaid lacquerware activities for visitors to enjoy. You can make your very own Wajima lacquerware accessory or piece of tableware and take it home that very day; not only that, the prices are also reasonable. The facility also stocks a wide variety of materials to choose from, making this a great destination to create a fantastic memory as well. In addition, there's an adjoining Wajima lacquerware gallery and outlet shop. The staff are happy to answer questions and can even accommodate requests, making it easy to pick out the perfect piece.
  • Kanazawasamuraikan
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    5.0
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kenrokumotomachi 1-3

    My wife and I throughly enjoyed ourselves on “Samurai:The Ride”. Our guide Tony-san conversed very well in English and was highly knowledgeable. From the get-go, a Ninja followed us along our...

  • kinsangen nodaya
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Honmachi 1-8-9
  • Kitajimayacha
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Ipponsugimachi 54
  • Oku Noto Suzu Experience Accommodations Kinoura Village
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Suzu-shi Oritomachi Ho Department 25-1
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    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Nagamachi 2-6-51
  • Blast Workshop Yui
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Uchikoshimachi To 73

    At Blast Yui you can make some great souvenirs to take home. Awesome way to kill a few hours and make a wonderful memory. We opted to put our own designs on a mug. The whole process wasnt too...

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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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