Kanazawa Tour Experiences

Enhance your tour experience by selecting one of our favorite tour activities. This page describes some of the extras that can easily be built into your custom tour to enhance your experience on the day.

Kanazawa Gold Leaf Crafts

From over 1,200 years ago, when Togoro discovered gold in the surrounding mountains, Kanazawa has been known for the precious, yellow metal. The Samurai Maeda Clan encouraged goldsmith artisans to develop the craft, and the art of gold leaf flourished. Even today, almost 100% of the gold leaf used in Japan is produced in Kanazawa.

Try your hand at making crafts with this precious metal with Kanazawa Tours. Everything you make is yours to take home with you, making it a unique souvenir full of memories from Kanazawa, a UNESCO city of crafts.

Workshop lasts 1 hour

Tea Ceremony

In Kanazawa, the tea ceremony culture has prospered under the encouragement of successive lords, and the culture to savour tea became widespread even among local citizens by the 17th century. Today, tea ceremonies are still frequently held in Kanazawa. There are many facilities where you can see tea ceremony rooms or tea utensils and enjoy the product. Saisetsu-tei is one of the oldest tea ceremony rooms in Kanazawa located in the Nishida Family's Garden Gyokusen-en, and is known for its history which is 120 years older than Kenroku-en (one of Japan's three famous gardens). There, you can experience tea ceremony while enjoying the beautiful garden. No doubt taking a luxurious moment to quieten your heart while you savour tea will become an unforgettable memory on your journey

Reiki Session

Experience Reiki with a qualified Reiki Master. Our local Master, Fumi, offers call-outs in the Kanazawa area. Sessions can be booked for 30 minutes or 60 minutes.

Recommended by KWT staff, this is a great way to relax the mind after a busy day touring.

Read more about Reiki and Fumi in our Kanazawa People Blog 

Kaga Yuzen (Kimono Silk Dyeing)

Yuzen refers to a traditional way of dyeing silk fabrics for kimonos or products made with the technique. Kyoto Yuzen and Kaga Yuzen are famous. Miyazaki Yuzensai established the fundamental technique of yuzen at the beginning of the 18th century.

Kaga Yuzen is characterized by designs of realistic natural beauties in five vivid tones called "Kaga gosai" (literary means Kaga five colors), and it frequently uses gradation dyeing called "bokashi." A roll of yuzen is completed through complicated processes, such as pattern transfer, paste coating, coloring, steaming, and rinsing. Kaga Yuzen can be experienced on our tours.

Wagashi Japanese Confectionery Making

Wagashi is a famous traditional Japanese confectionary. From olden times, imaginative, original, beautiful and delicate wagashi has been created as the tea ceremony culture thrived in Kanazawa and Kyoto. This gives the client an opportunity to design his or her own handmade Japanese confectionery to take home.

Workshop last around an 1 hour