Exploring Kanazawa’s museums

Plan : Exploring Kanazawa’s museums

touch the feel of japanese sense of beauty through composition of the Space of nothing

Total cost : 2,300 – 4,500 yen/ per person
Required time : 3h30min –

Exploring course :
Nakamura Memorial Museum
D.T. Suzuki Museum
Ishikawa prefectural Museum of Art
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa


Early morning walk in the garden of Kanazawa


Plan : Early morning walk in the garden of Kanazawa

Total cost : 0 – 1,500 yen ( fee of breakfast) / per person

Required time : 90 min – 4h


Early Admission Hours to Kanazawa Castle Park and Kenroku-en.
Admission free if entered during admission hours

English breakfast (1,500yen/per person)

6:00 – 6:45 Kenroku-en
6:45 – 7:00 walk to Kanazawa Castle Park
7:00 – 7:45 Kanazawa Castle Park
7:45 – 8:00 walk to ATSUSHI KANAZAWA
8:00 – 9:00 breakfast (1,500yen/per person)
Only for hotel guests.
Reservation required
9:30 – 10:00 check-out

Ishikawa Prefectural History Museum

写真提供 : 石川県立歴史博物館

This History Museum is located in the precincts of Honda no Mori Park. This red brick building, which was at first a weapons warehouse of old Japanese Army, between Meiji to Taisho eras, was later used as the building housing Kanazawa College of Art after the 2nd World War. Various types of material related to the history and culture of Ishikawa is exhibited in 3-D and other variety of forms, which gives the visitors an insight into the picture of Ishikawa from the primitive to the present times. It was designated as country’s Important Cultural Asset in 1990.

Kanazawa Noh Museum

写真提供 : 金沢能楽美術館

Invitation to a World Intangible Cultural Heritage – Noh
Noh plays were protected as samurai entertainment by the Maeda family, the lords of the Kaga clan, and then developed as “Kaga Hōshō”, a performing art for ordinary people. It was said that “Noh chants fall from the heavens”, because artisans, including gardeners and carpenters, would sing Noh chants as they worked in high places such as in tree and on roofs.
Although the Kaga Hōshō school went into a period of decline after the Meiji Restoration(1868),when the samurai class was abolished, Sano Kichinosuke, who was called the father of the revival of Kaga Hōshō, dedicated himself to the promotion of Noh in Kanazawa. He developed Kaga Hōshō into the flourishing art form that it is today.
This museum is located in Hirosaka, where the previous Noh theater was situated. Noh (Nōgaku) has been designated as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage and “Kaga Hōshō” has been designated as an Intangible Cultural Asset by Kanazawa City.
The museum aims to fill the role of passing on works of art and traditional culture to future generations. It also aims to be a museum with character over the generations and affability.

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts

写真提供 : 石川県立伝統産業工芸館

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts exhibits all 36 different types of crafts of Ishikawa prefecture. Visitors can feel and observe the traditional skills developed over the centuries in this region. In the permanent exhibition, objects are classified into such groups as “Clothes,” “Food,” “Houses,” “Praying,” “Festivals.” Our special exhibitions introduce inspiring works from around the country. At our museum shop, visitors can feel and touch the crafts, handmade by local artisans. Here, you can enjoy the beauty, sophisticated skills, and spirit of preserving the traditional crafts, developed through history and culture, as well as the new suggestions for ways to connect the traditional and modern lives.

Nakamura Memorial Museum

More than 1,000 items are housed in the museum, including the main collection of scrolls, tea bowls, tea caddys, teakettles and containers for fresh water for the tea ceremony, as well as works of art such as Kokutani ceramic ware, Kaga-makie lacquerware, folding screens and scrolls made after early-modern times, and works produced by local Kanazawa artists in the modern era.
This museum is well known all over Japan as a museum housing and exhibiting tea-ceremony utensils.

Ishikawa prefectural Museum of Art


This museum was established in order to exhibit the fine arts and crafts of Ishikawa, a Prefecture whose culture of fine arts and traditional crafts compares with that of Tokyo and Kyoto.
The collections vary from old fine art works,related to Ishikawa or Kaga-Maeda family, to modern Japanese art: paintings, oil paintings, sculptures, traditional arts and crafts whose artists have something to do with Ishikawa Prefecture.
These works are on display in our seven permanent exhibition halls.
Why don’t you come and enjoy these items and any special exhibitions that are on at the time.

D.T. Suzuki Museum


The D.T. Suzuki Museum (鈴木大拙館, Suzuki Daisetsu Kan) is a small museum commemorating the life and works of Suzuki Daisetz Teitaro (1870-1966), a prominent Buddhist philosopher.

Miroku Onsen Motoyu

Miroku Onsen Motoyu is public bath stands just 150m from the Atsushi, walking located in a 3-minute Proud of their.
The always spirited line of public bath price.
adult ( more than 18 years old) :440 yen
12~17 years old :130 yen
Children ( under 12 years old ):50 yen
※ In the case of bathing fee changes will be increased or decreased.
Miroku Onsen Motoyu are fully equipped with steam room, whirlpool, bubble hot water, hot spring body shower,
launderette( you can do the laundry while enjoy bath time).

Kenroku-en (gardens in Japan )


Kenroku-en,one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan. means a garden combining the six attributes of a perfect garden. As a strolling-style landscape garden,it incorporates fancy designs in every corner,achieving peerless scenery in each season.