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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
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Opening Hours
9:00-17:00; [Workshop and Gallery] 9:00-21:00
Date of post:2016/03/15

Experience Japanese culture 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, you should definitely visit Kanazawa Yuwaku Sosaku-no-mori.

Kanazawa Yuwaku Sosaku-no-mori is a cultural facility built for artists and creators located in an entrance to the hot spring resort "Yuwaku onsen" in the mountains, about 30 minutes by bus from the center of Kanazawa.

In this area 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 the hot spring culture at the hot spring 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. It is located about 10 minutes away from Sosaku-no-mori by bus.

In a corner of the hot spring resort, old buildings of the Edo period (1603-1868) such as farm houses, mercantile houses, a samurai residence are displayed. You will be able to learn about them there.

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 people
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 people
Fee: ¥1300
Languages: Japanese, English

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

- Copperplate engraving
Availability: All year round on request
Duration: 120 min
Group size: 1-6 people
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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