NOUSAKU Corporation

Nousaku – A Striking Foundry

  • We opened on April 27th, 2017! We aim to become a hub for tourism in Toyama.

Observe the process of metalcasting in Takaoka, where it has been developed for over 400 years, while listening to commentary.
Here you will find a hands-on workshop where you can experience casting tin using traditional techniques, as well as a cafe where you can eat and drink from actual Nousaku tableware. Our shop also sells limited edition items which are not sold anywhere else.

■Private tour - Feel the history of Takaoka Traditional craftsmanship
*Comming soon by Toyama Tourism Organization

9:45 Dep. Shin-Takaoka Sta. (Join with Taxi driver)

10:00~10:40 KANAYA-MACHI stroll
↓ (*Professional guide explain the history of Takaoka douki - casting)

11:00~11:40 National treasure - Zuiryū-ji
↓ (*Professional guide explain the history of the temple)

12:00~12:45 Lunch at “IMONO KITCHEN” (NOUSAKU LAB)
12:45~13:15 Shopping
13:15~15:00 Workshop: Make tin item use use it
↓ *Make use of the image contents
↓ (“Receptive Manual” & Orange juice tasting)

15:20 Arr. Shin-Takaoka Sta.

  • Experience the sounds, smells, and warmth of a genuine foundry.

  • Experience the allure of Toyama through its food and products.

  • Experience the work of a foundry craftsman.

NOUSAKU Corporation

Address 939-1119
8-1 Office Park, Takakoka City, Toyama Prefecture
TEL 0766-63-5080 (main number)
Trading hours Factory tour schedule: From 9:30, 11:00, 13:30, 14:30, and 16:00
Hands-on experience schedule
Large sake cup, small bowl, set of two chopstick rests, set of three insect charms:
From 10:00, 13:00, and 15:30
From 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, and 16:00
(Please contact us if you would like to have a factory tour or a hands-on experience at different times than those listed above.)
Cafe & shop: 10:00 – 18:00 (Last order at the cafe: 17:30)
0766-63-0050 (Cafe inquiries, reservations
0766-63-0002 (Shop inquiries)
Non-trading hours New Year holiday period, Factory tour: Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays, New Year holiday period (depending on the month a day closed day might be changed to a Saturday, Hands-on experience: New Year holiday period
Price Factory tour: Free, Hands-on experience: large sake cup (select from two kinds) Small bowl, tray: ¥4,000, Set of two chopstick rests, set of three insect charms: ¥2,500, Paperweight: Elementary school students: ¥500, Middle school students and older: ¥1,000
Cafe From ¥220 (Light meal, beverages, dessert, etc. A menu is available.)
Shop From ¥540 (In addition to products from the Nousaku catalog, there are also original products limited to the new building.)
Access Three minutes by car from Takaoka Tonami Smart Interchange
20 minutes by car from Ainokaze Toyama Railway Takaoka Station
23 minutes by Kaetsuno bus from Shin-Takaoka Station. Get off at Takaoka Office Park, after which it is 3 minutes on foot.
Parking 22 parking spaces, 2 large vehicle parking spaces
Official URL
Remarks Factory tours are also possible on Saturdays and Sundays
Restaurant on the premises
Shopping corner
Can accommodate children
Can accommodate foreign tourists
Has a foreign language website
Factory tour commentary is available in foreign languages. The cafe has a take-out menu.
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