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."

Spot details

Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Higashiyama 1-3-10
9:30-17:00 (Last admission reception 16:30)
Tuesday (Next business Sunday in case of Public holiday), 12/29-1/3, exhibition replacement periods
[Admission fee] [General] 310yen [Group (20 people and above)] 260yen [65 and over/Persons with disabilities and their caregivers] 210yen [High school students and below] Free
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Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Not available
English Menu
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Small Museum About Gold
    4.0 Reviewed : 2020.03.03
    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).
  • Worth a brief visit
    4.0 Reviewed : 2020.01.06
    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.
  • more than exhibits
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.11.15
    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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