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Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art

2-1 Dewa-machi, Kanazawa 920-0963, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-231-7580
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Great collection

The museum here has curated a tasteful collection. Of particular note are the brilliantly preserved... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2017
pharaohgnomes
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Wonderful discovery! Splendid visit & English friendly

Happened upon this hidden gem while getting rain-battered walking through Kenroki-en during Typhoon... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
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Many national treasures are housed in this museum, including a precious 17th-century incense burner, scrolls, paintings and samurai costumes.
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  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2-1 Dewa-machi, Kanazawa 920-0963, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-231-7580
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Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

The museum here has curated a tasteful collection. Of particular note are the brilliantly preserved Edo period collection of high quality craftsmanship combined with tasteful brilliant artistic integrity. No lazy quick fixes here, these artists really honed their skills and the approx. 500 year old...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Happened upon this hidden gem while getting rain-battered walking through Kenroki-en during Typhoon LAN yesterday. This very well-done museum provided an hour of delightful viewing of some of the most exquisite hand crafts I’ve ever seen. Lovely English descriptions allowed me to fully enjoy the...More

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Reviewed May 13, 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.

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Reviewed April 8, 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

2  Thank libica
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Reviewed November 5, 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

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Reviewed October 6, 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
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Reviewed June 26, 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

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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...More

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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...More

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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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