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."
- 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
- Parking Lot
- Not available
- Credit Card
- Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
- Not available
- Available(KANAZAWA FREE WiFi)
- 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
Articles about this spot
- 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).
- 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.
- 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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- m | On foot about minutes
There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.