Kanayamachi is a famous town of Takaoka Bronze located in Takaoka city, Toyama Prefecture. The lord of Kaga, Maeda Toshinaga invited many casters to develop the industory in his land. Since then, this town became very strong and famous metalwork town, expecially coppers and bronze became the one of the most famous metal crafts in Japan.
There are still many copper and bronze shops in this town. The scenery of this town are presevered very well as the Edo period. Therefore it is registered as Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings.
There is free museum that shows the traditional way of Takaoka Casting.