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Ishikawa Prefectural Art Museum

2-1 Dewa-machi, Kanazawa 920-0963, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-231-7580
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Well worth a visit!

This museum is next to the Kenroku-en Gardens & you can easily combine a visit to both attractions... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
suzziej
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Melbourne
Nice small museum with some wonderful pieces, lovely patisserie in the lobby

The permanent exhibitions at this museum is small but there are some beautiful ceramic pieces... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
libica
,
Pretoria, South Africa
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Many national treasures are housed in this museum, including a precious 17th-century incense burner, scrolls, paintings and samurai costumes.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2-1 Dewa-machi, Kanazawa 920-0963, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

This museum is next to the Kenroku-en Gardens & you can easily combine a visit to both attractions. The museum displays & explains a large number of regional crafts & some of the examples are truly outstanding.

Thank suzziej
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The permanent exhibitions at this museum is small but there are some beautiful ceramic pieces, kimonos and other art pieces. There was a special exhibition in the basement by a Japanese Sculptor, while I was there, which was very interesting. There is a cafe and...More

Thank libica
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

There is a wonderful small restaurant for amazing cakes and delicious light lunch with great views. Once fortified you are in for a real treat! Not huge... so a chance to focus on some outstanding pieces. The size means you don't suffer " museum fatigue"...More

1  Thank AUSTIN l
Reviewed 6 October 2016

this is a small modest museum, but it has some top pieces. Because it is small this is a perfect place to get in introduction in the vast domain of Japanese art. I did enjoy the small ceramics section so much that I skipped the...More

2  Thank sinjoorAntwerp
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Overall rating: 3-½ stars The museum offers a good if small display of samurai uniforms, impressive painted screens of ferocious tigers, and exquisite lacquerware. I really liked the tigers! If you have free time after visiting nearby Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle, the museum is...More

Thank Andrew1234
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Compared to the other museums we have visited in Japan, this one is of limited interest. There are some beautiful ceramic pieces but overall we thought it average. We were not sorry to have gone as we were close by and wanted to compare it...More

Thank kupunakane
Reviewed 14 February 2016

If you're interested in very old (and I mean VERY old - from before the 16th century) artifacts and art, then you'll probably love this museum. While it is on the smaller side and the admission is a few hundred yen more than the nearby...More

Thank Kira O
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Spent a lovely morning browsing around this gallery. Featuring paintings and sculptures in about 7 different rooms. Has a nice tea room as well. Take your time to walk around and absorb the surrounding area as well.

Thank DianaSydneyNSW
Reviewed 30 January 2015

If you thirst for more modern art after the 21st Century museum, then head for the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, located up the hill from the 21st Century museum, on the east side of Kenroku-en. The museum is split into two parts, one which...More

1  Thank McG_Road_Warrior
Reviewed 1 November 2014

Exhibition hall of craft art is very interesting. Museum next to the famous Kenroku-en park and close to the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.

1  Thank pluskat
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