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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa 920-8509, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-220-2800

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As none of the exhibitions really interested me, I went through the non-paying part of the museum which is actually quite extensive. The gift shop was great with unique design... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Berlin, Germany
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Hakone-machi, Japan
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Across the garden in the middle of a green lawn stands a modern building. Not high, not too big. Very interesting temporary exhibitions, wonderful museum shop with funny stuff.

Thank polskymarina
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum staff were extremely rude, i was reminded not to touch the exhibit when I was pointing at one of the exhibit, the tone was unfriendly and rude, and I was followed by that staff till I exited the show room. I will never recommend anyone to visit the museum.

Thank Ng S
Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's across the street from 兼六園 with a garden where you can find some interesting art accessories without going into the museum. The museum itself was not catching my eyes too much but the small art shops around are quite interesting.

Thank RChen689
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you go here with children, be prepared to be approached by a staff member after entering every room and patronisingly asked to 'mind your child's hands' or 'keep your child under control'. Literally in every single room. It gets pretty old pretty quickly, and ruined the experience for us. The museum itself is probably great, but we weren't given... More 

Thank AndrewKara
tel aviv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition "Pen Art" by Japanese artist Ikeda Manebu And the swimming pool installation by Leandro Ehrlich was amazing. Go see!

Thank debsTelAviv
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As none of the exhibitions really interested me, I went through the non-paying part of the museum which is actually quite extensive. The gift shop was great with unique design products, prototypes and books about contemporary art. You can access the top part of the swimming pool exhibit which was fun to wave at the people "under the water". The... More 

Thank hkteach
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here to see the well publicised swimming pool exhibit which I thought was well done and good fun. We also viewed a really lovely exhibition downstairs which was of pictures made from dried flowers. The quality was amazing and we were well impressed. Ladies were giving away a small bookmark with a pressed dried flower to each viewer.... More 

Thank itchyfeet2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a little gem. Current show on, Pen, is quite amazing. What a talent. Interesting building, nice cafe, cute shop. Great 1 to 2 hours. On the Kanazawa bus loop so easy to get to.

Thank Russell R
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice contrast to "old Japan" which is on display so many places. All the World Heritage sites makes it easy to get exposure to. However, the contemporary art is often not being trumpeted enough. This museum does this, and in a world class designed building. The interactive open garden surrounding the museum is inviting and adds an... More 

Thank ArneHFrandsen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since art things is my main attraction in my list, I really love this museum! It really huge and aesthetic All works displayed beautifully with a lot of free space which I really like. But when I go there, Kogei something exhibition is ongoing and for me, the ticket's price is too expensive for this exhibition. They only showed timeline... More 

Thank Patrisca

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