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Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Very pleasant surprise

I happened upon this small museum wandering through Kenrokuen, and it was definitely worth the... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Very nice place to look and buy local items.

Very nice place to look and buy local items. A bit expensive, but you can find here many items you... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Shlomi T
Nagano, Japan
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4 Nov 2018
“Very pleasant surprise”
27 Oct 2018
“Very nice place to look and buy local items.”
Many national treasures are housed in this museum, including a precious 17th-century incense burner, scrolls, paintings and samurai costumes.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2-1 Dewa-machi, Kanazawa 920-0963, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-231-7580
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this museum, and enjoyed the displays of various arts - emphasis is on Decorative Arts. Display cases are nicely lit and organized. We bought two delightful Kutani tea cups and matching saucers. Staff couldn't have been nicer.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I happened upon this small museum wandering through Kenrokuen, and it was definitely worth the stop. It has some very interesting local pieces to look at, and the small gift shop has some very nice items. The items are a little pricey, but I love...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Very nice place to look and buy local items. A bit expensive, but you can find here many items you can not find elsewhere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shlomi T
Reviewed 10 December 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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank pharaohgnomes
Reviewed 23 October 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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Alicia D
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  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

Date of experience: March 2017
2  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

Date of experience: November 2016
2  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

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: June 2016
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