I am sure it can be a day filled with rich experiences!
“To me, what makes Komatsu special is that, once in the city, you can have easy access to many experiences as soon as you leave from Komatsu Station. The West exit is the gate of traditional Japan. Just through that gate I can wear a Kimono, play the shamisen, dance traditional dances or taste Japanese sweets. Or just enjoy the atmosphere strolling on Machiya (the Edo-Period town houses district). The city looks and feels like an outdoor museum, yet people actually live in those houses! If the West exit is the traditional gate, the East exit of Komatsu station is the technology gate. Did you know the largest 3D dome-theater in Japan, and the world’s second largest hi-tech dump truck is located here? With the past and future blended within just a few minutes walk from the station, I am sure for visitors it can be a day filled with rich experiences!"
by Raffaele Jaffar, Komatsu City’s CIR (Coordinator for International Relations)
Hikiyama Museum MIYOSSA
Hikiyama Gallery MIYOSSA is the iconic facility for Kabuki in Komatsu. 'MIYOSSA' means ‘let's try’ in the Komatsu regional dialect. There are many hands-on traditional activities to enjoy.
Business hours: 10:00-17:00
Closed: Every Wednesday from Dec to March, and New Year (December 30 - January 1)
Science Hills Komatsu
Science Hills Komatsu is a center for experiencing the wonders of science and technology developed in conjunction with companies in Komatsu.
Business hours: 9:30-18:00
*Entry closes 17:00
Closed: Monday (Tuesday when Monday is a national holiday); Open throughout the summer and Golden Week.
Komatsu is a world famous producer of construction machinery. At Komatsu-no-Mori, see and get on the 930E, one of the world's largest dump trucks.
Business hours: 9:00-16:30
*Entry closes 16:00
Closed: Monday, Sunday and 5th Saturday of the Month
20 minutes or less from Kanazawa.
Komatsu city is located south of Ishikawa. If you have a JR Rail Pass, we definitely recommend you to take a train from Kanazawa station to get there! It’s 20 minutes or less by an express train. Or you can directly fly from Tokyo, Fukuoka, Sendai, Sapporo, Naha, Taipei, Shanghai or Seoul to Komatsu Airport. This city is actually a manufacturing-friendly city, thus many business men visit the factories. The factories went global year after year. As a result, many foreigners also live in this city for job. They fit in with the local people, and local people learn cultural globalization from them.