Nousaku – A Striking Foundry
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)
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.
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|
|Remarks||Factory tours are also possible on Saturdays and Sundays
Restaurant on the premises
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.