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Ishikawa Prefectural Art Museum

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Address: 2-1 Dewa-machi, Kanazawa 920-0963, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 76-231-7580
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Many national treasures are housed in this museum, including a precious...

Many national treasures are housed in this museum, including a precious 17th-century incense burner, scrolls, paintings and samurai costumes.

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A well organized museum with a variety of contemporary and historical art. Of note is the exhibition hall of craft art.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2013
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Aomori, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 an excellent and worthwhile way to expand your exposure to and understanding of the area’s... More 

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Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 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 to the other museums close by. We rated this third, after the Prefectural Crafts Museum... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 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 21st Century Art Museum, the exhibits are interesting and it's a great opportunity to see... More 

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Sydney NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 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 house modern and student work (this is hit or miss) which you can enter for... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 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.

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Clayton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Although this center has a wide variety of high end products from the Ishikawa Prefecture, there are not many available for purchase. The museum display is interesting, but not one that begs a visit.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

... because I'm really reviewing the cafe inside the museum whose name I do not know. But it is a creation of master pastry chef and master chocolatier Hironobu Tsujiguchi. It is quite an experience to come from the traditional classical Shiguritei Teahouse about five minutes away into the modern, beautiful sunlit structure. And the pastries are so incredibly delicious.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

A well organized museum with a variety of contemporary and historical art. Of note is the exhibition hall of craft art.

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Chicago Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

Fine building, very organized, well thought out exhibits, very welcoming.

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