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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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Something a little different.

The staff were super friendly and accomodating. We got our own private workshop as we were the only... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Everything in Gold

You get complementary green tea with gold flakes, find all the golden items you want as souvenir... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Michelle C
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  • Average10%
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“chopsticks” (8 reviews)
“instructor” (2 reviews)
“gilding” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
1-3-27 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-251-6777
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were super friendly and accomodating. We got our own private workshop as we were the only English speaking people at the workshop. Very happy with our chopsticks though we both chose very different patterns.

Thank Karlajane60
Reviewed 7 September 2017

You get complementary green tea with gold flakes, find all the golden items you want as souvenir, take part in gilding workshop or simply watch a demonstration, use a gold bedecked toilet and buy genuine Kanazawa gold leaf, too, which was my initial intention for...More

Thank Michelle C
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

2  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
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