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

Access: take a bus from JR Kanazawa Sta., and get off at “Hirosaka·21st Century Museum”

Purposeshould go,easily accessible,elderly,experience,women,family,men,art,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Komatsu Airport (about 28.1km) Google Transit

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4.04 months ago

Very popular museum, with fun areas outside, and many areas free to visit. This place is very popular so queues can get long, they have a number of interesting modern art pieces, and installations, including the pool piece where you stand underneath a layer of water that looks like you a looking from inside a pool. Exterior viewers will observe you 'inside' the pool, the effect is pretty interesting and popular. The museum shop is very good, they stock a lot of interesting items that would make good souvenir gifts. Recommended.

1.04 months ago

I was really excited about going here for the Christmas holiday on vacation. Planned the trip, booked a hotel room; a week before and I check the website: no problems. Three days before we’re scheduled to leave and they announce that the museum will be closed for two weeks due to bathroom maintenance and renovation of the information desk. Feels pretty wrong to me...like they just held off on telling people for some reason.

4.04 months ago

Beware, museum closed until February 3rd! It looks like it'd be worth a visit when fully open. There's a handful of open air interactive exhibits you can still explore. Would've been useful for them to update Google with the temporary closure though

4.05 months ago

It is an interesting place to visit alone and with a company. There is an eye-catching contemporary art on display as well as a classic collection exhibition, constantly available. I felt it was a little pricey. However, the joy cost more, and that is all that matters.

5.05 months ago

Cool museum with a surprising number of interactive exhibits. If you do one thing at this museum, go INSIDE the Body Space Nave Mind installation by Ernesto Neto -- super cool, well worth the wait! In all, it's a very reasonably priced museum with some phenomenal exhibits.

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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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