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.
Days Unavailable for Reservations
Sundays and Japanese national holidays
What is Included
Transportation (private taxi)
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
17:00 Arrival in Kanazawa
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.