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Kanazawa Noh Museum

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Address: 1-2-25 Hirosaka, Kanazawa 920-0962, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-220-2790

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More than a museum

I enjoyed this much more than the contemporary art museum. The ladies explained the various types of masks and the rituals involved with performing. They even dressed me up in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amanda G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed this much more than the contemporary art museum. The ladies explained the various types of masks and the rituals involved with performing. They even dressed me up in costume! It was a really fun experience and the exhibit upstairs was a great contrast to the main floor exhibit.

Thank Amanda G
Bath, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a retired theatre person and one interested in Noh theatre this is a highlight on my trip to Kanazawa. We got to put on Noh masks and pace the stage area of Noh Theatre a very specialised form of theatre - the court theatre. A fascinating hsort museum next to the modern 21st Art Museum near the gardens.

Thank Doc W
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The recent addition of 2017 paintings to the collection has added spice to what is considered a valuable national asset. So many beautiful and colourful costumes, as well well crafted masks. The entry fee is 300¥ (250¥ if you have the Hokutetsu Bus One Day Pass). The one day pass itself is a very affordable 500¥, available from the Kanazawa... More 

Thank Dale T
Shenley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

We went to this museum and my wife got dressed as a performer, smiling all the way through as two ladies dressed her. We then went up to the second floor to read and see all about it.

Thank Ross B
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

The museum is located a short walk from the Contemporary Art Museum and is worth a visit if you have some spare time and are in the area. It's very small but informative.

Thank SPS S
Hexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

I would agree with other contributors that unless you are a keen follower of Noh as an art form then you could give this a miss if time is tight. That said Noh is a large part of historic Japanese culture so we thought our visit worthwhile. A modern museum, but with most information in Japanese. Additionally, for those so... More 

Thank PASP123
Batemans Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This place was worth a visit just to try on the mask and kimono! There are many different masks you could try and it was fun to take our photos. There were some nice fans on display and the lovely ladies there went out of their way to ensure we were looked after. The video was also interesting to learn... More 

Thank Jodean63
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

I am not big fan of Noh but I went there because it was close to 21st art museum. The museum is small and many place you can't take picture. You can dress up with Noh Costume so that's what is most worth, the museum is mainly in Japanese so unless you can read Japanese, there are many things you... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

I enjoyed my visit in this little tiny museum. Masks are exposed, and you can see on the second floor various pieces (kimonos and costume scenes, music instruments etc). The museum also gives you the opportunity to try a mask and a costum and to photography you. I wish I could understand Japanese so I could discuss more with the... More 

Thank Vanessita70_GVA
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

After strolling through the Kanazawa Gardens and the Contemporary Art Museum we needed a break. The Noh museum is right there and the lady attendants who help dress you were fun and into making you look good! The museum is small and easy to do in less then 1 hour. There are some great candy stores nearby!!!

Thank mommadoc1

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