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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa 920-8509, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 76-220-2800
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located close to Kenroku-en. Kanazawa has modern and traditional. so, this museum means modern role in the traditional city. interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

located close to Kenroku-en. Kanazawa has modern and traditional. so, this museum means modern role in the traditional city. interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The quality of the exhibits varied, but we found several provocative ones, worth the time. It's next to a nice avenue, so there are good little shops and some galleries to investigate, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very interesting contemporary art museum. Great exhibits, cool architecture, fun gift shop. Near the Kenrokuen Gardens, and definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Aside from the fact that it is architecturally superb, the works of art and installations are really worth the visit. The gift shop is also great, especially in terms of the wide range of books on sale.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Not difficult to get to. We took the Kenrokuen shuttle from Kanazawa station and dropped off near the museum which is a low storied circular building sitting on a large piece of land. An entrance fee applies and the exhibits are spread out in the various rooms but photo-taking is restricted. Worth a visit (if you are into contemporary art)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visiting this museum is a great experience. It already starts outside, with the unmistakable and unique architecture, namely a circular main building. It exhibits eminent contemporary Japanese artists and also some outdoor attractions, such as the pool and the "open sky" and temporary exhibitions as well. I was very impressed by the kind and patient assistance offered by the staff,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I absolutely loved this museum - It's fun and friendly, as well as interesting and well supplied with resources and helpful staff. I went to the Post-Industrial Japan exhibition which I highly recommend. For English speakers all material is translated, giving you a deep and thorough explanation of all the artists. I highly recommend going!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It is one of the famous places for visitor at Kanazawa. The art work outdoors are free to visit. The famous 'swimming pool' (above water) is free too. But if one wants to go down the pool, he/she must buy the ticket. It is fun to take photo above water for your partner who is "under" the water. There is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If nothing else the few exhibits in the public area are worth seeing - especially the swimming pool people can stand under!! It's weird and wonderful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It was not as fun as i expected, and nothing much to see there. If you have time, can drop by take some pictures with the instalments. if no time, you can just skip it.

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