Experience facilities of arts and crafts

City of Crafts and Folk Art

UNESCO appointed Kanazawa to the Creative Cities Network in June 2009. UNESCO launched the Network to promote the international cooperation and exchange of each city in the world that develops creative and cultural industries. The Network has seven categories, i.e., Cities of Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Music, and Media Arts, and Kanazawa was appointed UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art.

Craft Tourism

Traditional craft techniques have been handed down since the feudal age, and creative activities are flourishing in Kanazawa. The city's craft tourism include visits to traditional craft workshops and creating your own craft. We recommend that you try out Kanazawa's traditional arts and crafts during your stay in Kanazawa.

Koto / Sangen

Koto Sangen Nodaya

  • Open:10:00 - 18:00
  • Closed:Sundays, Year-end and New Year's holidays
  • Address:1-8-9, Hon-machi
  • Tel:076-221-2870
  • Price:Koto playing (20 - 60min.) Charge is free *Workshop are only on weekdays from Jan. to Mar.

Koto / Sangen


  • Open:10:00 - 16:00
  • Closed:Sundays, National holidays and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month
  • Address:1-1-8, Higashiyama
  • Tel:076-252-3703
  • Price:Shamisen playing (from15min.) ¥500 (include Green tea and dry confictions)