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Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum (金沢市立安江金箔工芸館)

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Museum / Science Museum

"A five minute walk from the ""Hashiba-cho"" bus station on the Hokuriku Railroad Bus and JR Bus lines from Kanazawa Station. This museum is dedicated to gold leafing, a traditional industry in Kanazawa. The museum was started by Takaki Yasue, a gold leaf artisan who collected gold leaf artwork and tools and built a hall to display them in Kitayasue. Due to the aging of this facility, the museum was moved from the hall to its current location in Higashiyama in 2010. The museum building was modeled after a traditional Japanese townhouse and is accented with gold leaf. The domed ceiling in the museum's hall, decorated with no. 3 pure yellow gold, in particular is a must-see. The museum contains exhibits and video displays which show how gold leaf is made and applied, as well as gold leaf works of art, and visitors can learn about the history of gold leaf production and view dazzling examples of the craft."

place

Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Higashiyama 1-3-10 (KanazawaArea)

phone 0762518950
place

9:30-17:00 (Last 16:30 admission reception)

Review of Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/03/03 Small Museum About Gold
This museum is not that big, you can allocate less than 1 hour. If you curious about history of gold, this is the place. You can also get discount if you have one day pass (bus).
Reviewed:2020/01/06 Worth a brief visit
Interesting to watch staff beating gold leaf and making up packs interleaved with paper, but otherwise not a great deal to see. Inevitable shop on exit, which provides souvenirs if interested.
Reviewed:2019/11/15 more than exhibits
In addition to exhibits of the tools used to manufacture the gold leaves and works, the visual presentation of the manufacturing process is an eye-opener.

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Details

Address
Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Higashiyama 1-3-10 [map]
Area
KanazawaArea
Phone
0762518950
Hours
9:30-17:00 (Last 16:30 admission reception)
Closed
12/29-1/3, exhibition replacement periods
Fees
[Admission fee] General 310yen, Group (20 people and above) 260yen, Over 65/Person with a disability certificate and its caregiver 210yen, Free for high school students and younger
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, Diners Club)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(KANAZAWA FREE WiFi)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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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.