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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa 920-8509, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-220-2800
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Waste of time and money

We went here due to the nice reviews. Super busy and really nothing special everything that’s worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RikFamm
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A fun, hip museum.

We experienced a different aspect of Japanese culture here. The displays were well done and we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AlaskanVagabond
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1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa 920-8509, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here due to the nice reviews. Super busy and really nothing special everything that’s worth seeing you can see for free (except the inside of the swimming pool but - the free - outside from the top is nicer anyway). Don’t waste your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We experienced a different aspect of Japanese culture here. The displays were well done and we enjoyed the museum grounds, also. After looking at old shrines and temples, it was quite a change to see what modern art is like in Japan. The museum shop...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gallery is famous for the swimming pool installation but there is so much more great modern art in the building than this. We thoroughly enjoyed wandering through this gallery as there were a lot of unique pieces different to what we have seen in...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

During our recent visit to Kanazawa we spent a mid-morning to early afternoon at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art. The art installations outside the museum were fun to see and interact with and exhibits within the museum were fascinating; particularly the swimming pool...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

During our stay in Kanazawa we didn't miss the chance to visit the contemporary art museum in the center of the city. One part of the museum (including the installations outside) can be visited free of charge. However if you want to see "The Swimming...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

We went there after reading glowing reports about the exhibits only to find over 50% closed - space being refitted. We qued for nearly 50 minutes to get tickets. No one advised us so little open nor was an apology tendered. Don’t waste your time!

1  Thank Derlin2017
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

The museum is circular in design and it is easy (and fun!) to get lost in going from gallery to gallery. My favorite exhibit was called The End of Civilization (by Jurgen Lehl) which featured plastic trash collected on beaches and fashioned into colorful lighting...More

Thank Katherine G
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

Was here during winter but am glad it did open tho the day before it was still snowing heavily. Didnt buy any tickets in so just roam around the outside exhibits and enjoy it.I'm sure there are many nice contemporary art iniside. Tho the "swimming...More

Thank PEili K
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

A magnificent structure. Glass, cement and a lot of transparency. There are many contemporary works by very famous artists. I was lucky enough to visit it when it was submerged by snow ... incredible! One of the most beautiful contemporary art museums I've ever seen!

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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

The building itself is worth the visit. So nicely designed by Sanaa Architects, this museum is really dedicated to contemporary art and artists. Mostly performances rather than pure art pieces even though you can find some. A must when you visit Kabazawa.

Thank hharold
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Response from Sue T | Reviewed this property |
We only went to the museum because we were hoping for a nice, warm, dry seat and a good cup of coffee after walking through the amazing gardens. From that point of view, we should just have continued on to the shopping... More
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