Kaga Traditional Cultural Amenity
Hokuriku
Traditional Handicrafts Village
YUNOKUNI NO MORI

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.

Kutani Ceramicware Experience : ceramics painting / pottery making with a wheel
Kutani Ceramicware

Toshiharu Maeda, lord of Daishoji established a kiln at Kutani village in Kaga during the early years of the Edo era.

Yuzen experience : stencil dyeing
Kaga Yuzen Printed Silk

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.

House of Kutani Ceramicware

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.

Tea Ceremony House

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.

Gold Leaf

Ishikawa produces 99% of Japan's gold leaf. It is worked until it is 1/10,000th of a millimeter thick.

Traditional Art House

You can enjoy looking the wonderful view of japanese garden from here. You can also enjoy looking the exhibition of kokutani&yoshidaya.

Wajima Lacquerware

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.

Washi Japanese Paper

Japanese paper is made from raw materials including kouzo (a type of Japanese longgrass) and mitsumata (paper bush).

Wajima-nuri experience : gold-inlaid laquerware
Wajima Lacquerware House

These lacqerware items are representative of traditional japanese lacquerware which are known for sturdiness and elegant beauty.

Japanese washi paper experience : making Japanese washi paper
Echizen experience : hand clay work / porcelain panel / bamboo craft
Echizen House

You can make traditional washi Japanese paper by using natural resources such as flowering grasses and gold leaf.

Making soba experience : making soba

Music box experience : assemble parts in to a music box
Music Box House

This little cottage is full of fairy tales. You can see how the music boxes are made.

Glass technology experience : Sandblasting / Others
Glassworks House

Customize ashtrays, small containers, plates and glasses yourself by carving your own drawing or decorative design onto one of these glass artifacts.

Gold leaf beam experience : Solid gold [hari] / Gold leaf
Gold Leaf House

A breathtaking line-up of items covered with gold leaf. Try the gold leaf experience yourself!

Yamanaka-nuri experience : gold lacquer
Yamanaka Wood Lathing House

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.

Cake experience : Cookie
Traditional Cake House

Here you can buy a special product isuke-manjyou &pack of various cakes.

Restaurant Ryoshi-no-Yakata (Fisherman's House)

Serving original dishes made from abundant natural ingredients from the sea and the mountains of Kaga and Noto. The restaurant can accommodate 700 guests.

Noren House

This small dwelling has been created with children in mind. Choose the prefect gift from the items on show.

Merchant House(souvenir shop)

This is the place to come for a complete range of gifts - chosen from traditional handicrafts, Japanese confectionary and famous Japanese sake.

Access

By JR

To Kaga-onsen Station

From Tokyo
(Joetsu Shinkansen Echigo yuzawa via the Hoku-Hoku-Line)
approx.3hr 43min.
From Osaka approx.2hr 12min.
From Kansai International Airport
(change at Shin-Osaka Station)
approx.3hr 23min.
From Nagoya approx.2hr 27min.
From Chubu Centrair International Airport
(change at Nagoya station)
approx.3hr10min.

* Kaga-onsen Station to Yunokuni no mori: 11km (approx. 12min. by car)
* The times stated above refer to the fastest trains available

By Airplane

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)

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)

CANBUS Tour Guide

Kaga Traditional Cultural Amenity
YUNOKUNI NO MORI
Traditional Handicrafts Village
Hokuriku

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: ¥540 / Junior High/High School Student: ¥440 / Child (over 4 years old): ¥330

Na 3-3 Awazu-onsen, Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture 923-0393
Tel: +81-761-65-3456 Fax: +81-761-65-3344

This is the information updated in September,2011. There are some possibility that the information might be changed without a previous notice.