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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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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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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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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, kimonos and other art pieces. There was a special exhibition in the basement by a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
libica
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 patisserie in the lobby, called Musee de H, which has some lovely little cakes and... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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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" and wander aimlessly passed priceless objects. Some stunning ceramics as well as examples of wonderful... More 

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Antwerp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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 other exhibition because I wanted to treasure the images I had gathered in my mind

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Aomori, Japan
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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 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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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 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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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 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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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.

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Tokyo, Japan
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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 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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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.

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Clayton, California
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Reviewed 25 October 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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