Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum

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."

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Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Higashiyama 1-3-10 map map Map
9:30-17:00 (Last entry reception 16:30)
Tuesday (in the case of public holiday, the next business day will be closed on Sunday), 12/29-1/3, exhibition replacement periods
[Admission fee]
[General] 310 yen
[Group (20 people and above)] 260 yen
[Over 65/disabled person with a disability certificate and their caregiver] 210 yen
[High School Students and below] Free
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Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
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English Menu
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

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  • Worth Visiting.
    4.0 Reviewed : 2024.04.21
    Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum at 1-3-10 Higashiyama in Kanazawa, Japan is worth the price of admission, is fascinating, and for me, a quick breeze through. Interesting to learn the history...
  • A well presented museum
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.11.17
    We enjoyed the well explained history and process of gold leaf. Most of the exhibits have English explanations. Plan to spend at least an hour here
  • REALLY interesting to watch the artisans
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.09.17
    99% of all Japanese gold leaf is produced in Kanazawa. It was Fascinating to watch the artisan craftsmen work with the gold to flatten it to a consistent thickness of 0.0001 mm without losing the...

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