Wagashi Japanese Confections

Wagashi Japanese confections have been enjoyed at ceremonies and festivals since old times. At one point in history, encouraged by the feudal Lord Maeda’s family, Wagashi began to be we served during tea ceremonies. Wagashi have gradually spread among the citizens, who have helped develop and create their own ways of enjoying Wagashi. Intended to please the eye as much as the palate, they are crafted to reflect the four seasons. Wagashi are part of Kanazawa’s culture and they represent its craftsmanship, aesthetic sense and hospitality.

Wagashi Japanese Confection Making

※Activities vary by shop.

Why not make some cakes (Jonamagashi) using just a triangle spatula, sifter, and wrapping cloth? Anyone can do it with the help of expert Wagashi artisans. The best part? No baking necessary!

Kanko Bussankan

【Area】Kanazawa Castle・Kenroku-en Garden

●Japanese Confection Making(30 - 40min.)¥1,200 including a ¥500 shopping ticket

2-20, Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-222-7788 Open 10:00 - 18:00
Cloused on Tuesdays from Dec. to Feb.
workshop : Sat., Sun. and National holidays, Last reservation 14:30

Koshiyama Kanseido


●Japanese Confection Making and Applying Gold Leaf (90min.)¥2,200
●Kinkato painting (90min.) ¥1,000 from Mar. to May

13-17, Musashi-machi, Kanazawacity, Tel +81-76-221-0336, Open 9:00 - 18:00
Closed on Wednesdays, Year-end and New Year’s holidays.
Workshop Schedule : from13:30 - 15:00 and 15:30 - 17:00 of every Thursday and Saturday

Morihachi Honten

【Area】Kanazawa Castle・Kenroku-en Garden

●Rakugan Making ¥1,260 ( Incl. Powdered green tea, a small box for souvenir and admission fee of The Museum of Kanazawa Confectionary Wooden Patterns).

Reservations required. 10-15, Ote-machi, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-262-6251. Open 9:00 - 18:30. Closed on Jan.1 - 2

Kanazawa Saisho


●Hand baking rice crackers (10 - 15min.)¥250

2-290-1, Oshino, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-243-7155
Open 10:00 - 17:30, Closed on Year-end and New Year’s holidays

Ame-no Tawaraya


●Starch syrup pouring(15 - 20min.)¥1,500 includes one bottle of candy

2-4, Kobashi-machi, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-252-2079,
Open 9:00 - 18:00 (weekdays) , 9:00 - 17:00 (Sundays),
Closed on Tuesdays, Workshop Schedule from Mon. to Fri.
10:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 16:00

Kagadane food Industrial Coporation


●Watch the process(30min.) No charge

8-8, Kasuga-machi, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76 -252-2221, Open 8:20 - 17:05. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and National holidays.

●Reservations required, please call in advance.

Kinkato(The sweets made from sugar)

Jiro-Ame(Starch syrup)

Moroeya Rakugan Bunko (Moroeya Confectionery Shop)

They display Moroeya’s recipe books and confection- making tools handed down from generation to generation. Their display shows what kind of confections were enjoyed during each Sekku, or seasonal festival, in Kanazawa Castle during the Edo period (1603-1867).

Next door to Moroeya, Open 8:30 - 19:00. Admission free. Closed on Thursdays

Moroeya 1-3-59, No-machi, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-241-2854 Open 8:30 - 19:00,

The Museum of Kanazawa Confectionery Wooden Patterns/Molds

They exhibit more than 1000 wooden patterns for Kanazawa confectionery which have been used since the feudal era.

Morihachi honten 2nd floor, Open 9:00 - 17:00, Admisson adult ¥200, junior high school students and elementary school students ¥100, Closed on Jan.1 - 2

Morihachi honten 10-15, Ote-machi, Kanazawa, Tel +81-76-262-6251
         Open 9:00 - 18:30 Closed on Jan.1 - 2