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Sakuda Gold and Silver Leaf Shop

1-3-27 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-251-6777
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A Gold Leaf Surprise

Recently visited with family that included teenage girls, after five days of traditional Japanese... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Coomera, Australia
via mobile
Family-friendly interactive workshop fun

The staff of the Sakuda Gold and Silver Leaf Shop are welcoming and friendly. They offer a brief... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
Hong Kong, China
via mobile
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1-3-27 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-251-6777
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Recently visited with family that included teenage girls, after five days of traditional Japanese tourist sites didn't know how this would go with everyone however they all enjoyed it. Very different and interesting we would have liked to do some hands on ourselves however it...More

1  Thank mdorrough7
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The staff of the Sakuda Gold and Silver Leaf Shop are welcoming and friendly. They offer a brief yet detailed tour of gold leaf making. If you're interested, you could participate in a gold leaf decorating workshop. First, you choose an item you would like...More

1  Thank rubyywcc
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Sakuda has two shops. Go to the main one, 200 m from the smaller corner shop. We got a free tour, tea and presentations. The display of their artworks is fascinating. Prices are reasonable given the quality. Thank you to all the polite, friendly and...More

Thank Rudi S
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Definitely have a go at the gold leaf workshop while you're in Kanazawa; it gives you a totally unique gift and a great experience. The instructor doesn't speak much English (just "nice"), but an accompanying staff member does, and she explained anything tricky at the...More

1  Thank bonnefourchette3
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Without a reservation, we were lucky enough to be able to walk in and have a private session with the sensai--he taught us how to apply gold leaf to our chopsticks and we left with custom chopsticks of our own design. He was patient and...More

Thank K8yorr
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We went to the main shop near the East Chaya Street. It is the 2nd gold foil workshop I have been to. We tried out making the chopsticks & the lacquer box. We had a bit more flexibility in terms of design & sticking the...More

Thank Fau1966
Reviewed 16 November 2015

If you happen to be in Higashichaya district, do drop by this shop for a quick stop. They have a display with all the different items that have been gilded in gold leaf, tools of the trade and exhibits that explain how the process is...More

1  Thank AccidentalTourist69
Reviewed 7 June 2015

The shop is wonderful to tour, gold on everything. The area for the class that applies gold leaf is 100 meters down from the small store within the district. Choose a simple design on a plate if you are really unsure what to make. Chopsticks...More

1  Thank mflicker22
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We went to Sakuda's to make some gold leaf chopsticks. Our group enjoyed making our own original chopsticks. The owner did not speak much English, but we under stood him easily. We had 26 in our group and it took just over an hour to...More

2  Thank Smokeybinsai
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Within walking distance from Yougetsu, the ryokan I was staying at. They didn't answer my email, so I would recommend getting your hotel staff or a Japanese friend to call and reserve on your behalf. I tried out pasting gold leaf on a small plate...More

2  Thank sleepytraveller_rin
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