Explore Japan's essential sites and hidden gems
The National Crafts Museum
Recently moved from its original location in Tokyo to Kanazawa in the Ishikawa prefecture, the National Crafts Museum is a great asset in the conservation and promotion of Japanese crafts.
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The park - Mawaki Archaeological Museum
On the Noto Peninsula, in Ishikawa Prefecture, the Mawaki Archaeological Park Museum is a vast complex offering reconstruction of remains from the Jomon period, a museum, an experimental village, a
The Kita-ke house
The Kita-ke residence belonged to the Kita family, which was very powerful at the beginning of the 19th century.
The Wajima-nuri Lacquerware Museum
The port city of Wajima in Ishikawa prefecture has established itself as the center of production of very high quality lacquerware; the wajima-nuri. Enter the museum dedicated to them.
The Nakaya Ukichiro Snow and Ice Museum
Yuwaku Sosaku No Mori
Handicraft buffs will be pleasantly surprised at Yuwaku Sosaku No Mori in Kanazawa. And this family outing becomes a must for rainy afternoons.
Kutani Pottery Kosen Kiln
Another craft to add to the list of Kanazawa pride: Kutani porcelain!
Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
For several centuries, the region of Kanazawa has been one of the most important centers of handicrafts for Japanese art. Enter this museum and discover the wonders of human techniques.
Yasue Gold-Leaf Museum
Kanazawa, literally "golden swamp," has remained at the height of its poetic etymology.
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
Kanazawa has everything a great city needs. What city wouldn't want a contemporary art museum as a cultural asset?
Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts
Kanazawa, the little Kyoto. Kanazawa, the city of creation. Kanazawa, a city alive with museums.
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