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金沢湯涌創作の森 Kanazawa Yuwaku sousaku no mori

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  • Around Kanazawa
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Kitabukuromachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa, 920-1135, Japan
  • Activities (Other Experience / Activity)
Opening Hours
9:00-17:00; [Workshop and Gallery] 9:00-21:00
Date of post:2016/03/15

To experience Japanese culture at the cultural facilities for creators in the mountains.

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Are you interested in Japanese culture? Do you want to experience it? And are you a creator or an artist, maybe? If one of them applies to you, Kanazawa Yuwaku Sosaku-no-mori will be a suitable place for you.

Kanazawa Yuwaku Sosaku-no-mori is the cultural facilities built for artists and creators, where is located in an entrance to the hot spring resort "Yuwaku Onsen" in the mountains, which is the place about 30 minutes by bus from the central of Kanazawa.

In its land that covers an area of approximately 90,000 square meters, there are 4 ateliers (aizome, textile weaving, screen printing, etching), a gallery, an accommodation and other facilities, which are all renovated traditional buildings, and are connected by roofed walkways. Here, the chance to experience a genuine Japanese culture is offered.

Furthermore, you can experience another Japanese culture "soaking in a hot spring" at a public bathhouse called Soyu Shirasagi-no-yu (7:00-22:00, closed on the third Thursday of every month / fee: adult ¥380, 6-11 years ¥130, under 5 years ¥50) in Yuwaku Onsen that is the place 10 minutes by bus from Sosaku-no-mori.

In a corner of the hot spring resort, the old buildings in the Edo period such as farm houses, mercantile houses, a samurai residence are displayed. Unfortunately, no samurai nor people who wear topknots show up, you'll be able to learn about them.

Address: E36 Kitabukuro-machi, Kanazawa 920-1135
Tel: +81 (0)76 235 1116

Opening hours
9:00 - 17:00
The atelier is closed on Tuesday and 29 December - 3 January.

- Aizome
Availability: All year round on request
Duration: 60 min
Group size: 1-10 persons
Fee: a handkerchief ¥1000 / a bandanna ¥1200
Languages: Japanese, English

- Plain Weave
Availability: All year round on request
Duration: 60 min
Group size: 1-3 persons
Fee: ¥1300
Languages: Japanese, English

- Screen printing
Availability: All year round on request
Duration: 90-120 min
Group size: 1-15 persons
Fee: ¥1000
Languages: Japanese, English

- Copperplate engraving
Availability: All year round on request
Duration: 120 min
Group size: 1-6 persons
Fee: ¥1000
Languages: Japanese, English

Getting there
By Bus
- Route Bus: About 40 min from the Kenroku-en Exit Bus Terminal at Kanazawa Station. Get off at "Sosakunomori-mae" and walk for 5 min. The fare is ¥560.

By Taxi
About 30 min from Kanazawa Station.

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