Experience the heart and soul of Japan through the culture of Kaga.
Locatsed in over one hundred acres of prime natural forest, a cluster of traditional Japanese houses. Within each dwelling lies an introduction to Japanese traditional handicrafts and Kaga culture. Precious and valuable items are hand made using the most refined skills anywhere in Japan. Become part of the tradition and try these handicrafts for yourself. Come and see the fascinating handicrafts and outstanding skills that are admired throughout the world.
Toshiharu Maeda, lord of Daishoji established a kiln at Kutani village in Kaga during the early years of the Edo era.
The Kaga printed silk is on a par with Japan's most famous yuzen from Kyoko. The design detail is characterized by natural beauty, such as floral patterns, etc.
Here you are able to try out a potters wheel, or you can simply paint your own design onto one of the items of ceramicware.
On the second floor, household items from the Momoyama to Taisho Eras are on exhibit.
Here you can experience the beauty and mystery of the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
The building itself, a 300 year old farm house, also has to be seen to be believed! Visitors in winter can expect to see snow.
Ishikawa produces 99% of Japan's gold leaf. It is worked until it is 1/10,000th of a millimeter thick.
You can enjoy looking the wonderful view of japanese garden from here. You can also enjoy looking the exhibition of kokutani&yoshidaya.
Over one hundred steps have to be carried out to complete this handmade product. It takes approximately one year for one item to be produced.
Japanese paper is made from raw materials including kouzo (a type of Japanese longgrass) and mitsumata (paper bush).
These lacqerware items are representative of traditional japanese lacquerware which are known for sturdiness and elegant beauty.
You can make traditional washi Japanese paper by using natural resources such as flowering grasses and gold leaf.
This little cottage is full of fairy tales. You can see how the music boxes are made.
Customize ashtrays, small containers, plates and glasses yourself by carving your own drawing or decorative design onto one of these glass artifacts.
A breathtaking line-up of items covered with gold leaf. Try the gold leaf experience yourself!
The major feature of Yamanaka lacquerware is the manner in which the natural beauty of the grain of the wood is preserved to the maximum.
Here you can buy a special product isuke-manjyou &pack of various cakes.
Serving original dishes made from abundant natural ingredients from the sea and the mountains of Kaga and Noto. The restaurant can accommodate 700 guests.
This small dwelling has been created with children in mind. Choose the prefect gift from the items on show.
This is the place to come for a complete range of gifts - chosen from traditional handicrafts, Japanese confectionary and famous Japanese sake.
To Kaga-onsen Station
(Joetsu Shinkansen Echigo yuzawa via the Hoku-Hoku-Line)
|From Osaka||approx.2hr 12min.|
|From Kansai International Airport
(change at Shin-Osaka Station)
|From Nagoya||approx.2hr 27min.|
|From Chubu Centrair International Airport
(change at Nagoya station)
* Kaga-onsen Station to Yunokuni no mori: 11km (approx. 12min. by car)
* The times stated above refer to the fastest trains available
To Komatsu Airport
|From Tokyo||approx. 1hr.|
|From Fukuoka||approx. 1hr 10min.|
|From Sapporo||approx. 1hr 40min.|
|From Sendai||approx. 1hr 10min.|
|From Okinawa||approx. 2hr 15min.|
* Komatsu Airport to Yunokuni no mori: 16km (approx. 20min. by car)
To Kaga IC (Hokuriku Expressway)
|From Osaka||approx. 3hr.|
|From Nagoya||approx. 2hr 30min.|
* Kaga IC to Yunokuni no mori: 16km (approx. 20min. by car)
To Katayamazu IC (Hokuriku Expressway)
|From Osaka||approx. 3hr 10min.|
|From Nagoya||approx. 2hr 40min.|
* Katayamazu IC to Yunokuni no mori: 13km (approx. 15min. by car)
To Komatsu IC (Hokuriku Expressway)
|From Osaka||approx. 3hr 20min.|
|From Nagoya||approx. 2hr 50min.|
* Komatsu IC to Yunokuni no mori: 16km (approx. 20min. by car)
Kaga Traditional Cultural Amenity
YUNOKUNI NO MORI
Traditional Handicrafts Village
Open: 09:00 to 16:30 (Golden Week holidays and during the summer open: 9:00 to 16:30)
*Ticket sales end a half-hour before closing
7 days a week (there is extra holidays)
Admission ticket Adult: ¥530 / Junior High/High School Student: ¥420 / Child (over 4 years old): ¥320
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This is the information updated in September,2011. There are some possibility that the information might be changed without a previous notice.