The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

Sightseeing information about The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan.


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The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, located near the famous Kenrokuen garden, is attracting visitors with its distinctive architectural design. The circular building of 113m in diameter is surrounded by three streets and entered from four directions, without a facade or main gate. The overall use of glass walls provides transparency and openness, and there are many public spaces such as a library and lecture rooms, making the site a new 'town square'.

In the public spaces are some permanent installations such as Leandro Erlich's "Swimming Pool", which looks like a real pool with people apparently walking underwater. Temporary exhibitions showcase leading contemporary artists from Japan and abroad in innovative installations. Museum admission is free, but special exhibitions are ticketed.

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5.03 weeks ago

The building itself is fantastic. There are some fun pieces outside, and when I visited there were a couple of exhibitions on, both of which were really interesting. For bags and umbrellas you'll need a couple of ¥100 coins for lockers, as these aren't allowed in the main exhibition areas. It was 29°C in the shade when I visited but with the air conditioning it was lovely, even though the building is glass.

5.03 weeks ago

loved this museum. a great variety of different styles of art etc... and a lot of it you can see publicly for free! the tickets you have to buy to see other parts of the museum are cheap and worth it! will definitely come back if we’re ever back in Kanazawa.

5.0a month ago

This is one museum I can recommend. The art is cool and they have some great displays. Probably one of the best displays is the pool which makes it appear as though people are walking around inside. Surrounding the museum too there are beautiful parks and cafes and restaurants. Recommended.

5.0a week ago

The main attraction of this place is an empty pool covered by a glass with water over it and it seems to be onther water. Beside this attraction there is a lot of art pieces very inspiring to see and a tunnel of plants really cool. The ticket cost ¥1400.

4.0a week ago

Good place to spend an hour or two near the imperial palace. Huge collection of pieces and also provides a great view of the imperial palace. The ticket only cost 500 yen and was more than enough to view the gallery’s collection.

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Kanazawa is a well preserved samurai city,that is why the city still keeps so many Edo period buildings and maintains traditional cultures and customs.we can see Geisha and Samurai Districts,Kenroku-en Park: one of the most beautiful gar...

Kanazawa is a well preserved samurai city,that is why the city still keeps so many Edo period buildings and maintains traditional cultures and customs.we can see Geisha and Samurai Districts,Kenroku-en Park: one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan, Ninja temple,traditional and modern srt work and seafood.

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