Hashitate District

Hashitate District

Step back in time to the 19th century, and discover the glory days of the Kitamaebune: trading ships that traveled along the Sea of Japan coast. Explore a museum dedicated to this local history, and stroll around the old-fashioned beauty of a neighborhood lined with traditional wooden houses, known for their iconic red roof tiles. Finally, savor a peaceful moment surrounded by the natural beauty of the Hashitate coastline.



This historic, luxurious residence dates back to a remarkable transition period: Japan’s rapid westernization just after abolishing the samurai system. Mugen-an’ s multi-course meals are a truly unique
gastronomic and hospitality experience. Enjoy a meal served in an elegant, classically Japanese atmosphere, surrounded by tranquil natural beauty.


Visit Yamanaka Lacquerware Studios

Once a major center of wood production, the Kaga region became home to various carved wood crafts, including Yamanaka Lacquerware. Visit a local wood-turning workshop and the small, old-fashioned studio of a lacquer artisan, for a rare opportunity to meet these masters of their craft, and to have a close-up look at their finely honed skills.


Season Availiable


Days Unavailable for Reservations

Sundays and Japanese national holidays

What is Included

Transportation (private taxi)
English-speaking guide
Visiting Hashitate District and Kitamaebune Ship Museum
Lunch at Mugen’an
Visiting Yamanaka Laquerware Studios

Tour Itinerary (example)

9:00 Departure from Kanazawa
10:00 Visiting Hashitate District and Kitamaebune Ship Museum
12:00 Lunch at Mugen’an
13:45 Visiting Yamanaka Laquerware Studios
16:00 Departure
17:00 Arrival in Kanazawa


8 hours


Kaga, Ishikawa

Cancellation Policy

30% for cancellations within 10 days of tour, 50% for cancellations 2–9 days before the tour, and 100% for cancellations on the day before or the day of the tour

Prices (including tax)

Starting at 223 000 yen per 2 guests. Please contact us for further details.

How to Make a Reservation

Right now we do not accept direct reservations, but if you have any questions about this tour please contact us using the button below.

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