The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

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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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5.0in the last week

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.

4.0a month ago

Cool space to spend an hour- a lot going on for free and a lot of outdoor works. That said, in the spring/ summer it’s lovely glass walls really heat up the space, so be warned that you might want to have some layers to take off! There are also a lot of spaces you’re not allowed to go with a backpack, and lockers are paid, so if you’re looking for a cheap outing I’d recommend leaving your bag at your hotel/ hostel when you’re checking this place out

5.02 weeks ago

This was a great discovery for me. Oscar Oiwa, artist of Japanese decent, born and grew up in Brazil. Moved, lived and did his art in New York and Japan. Loved his paintings. Of course there were other interesting displays, but he took it over the top for me.

3.03 months ago

I never actually paid to see any exhibits while living here. The park outside is a good place to park your bike (or get a rental) and there are a few interactive displays for the kids. One day a week there was a free arty play group in the morning for young kids. Next to the gallery is a restored traditional building that depicts a garden tea room. Good for a photo. Read other reviews if you want to explore the novelty of paying for the experience of a walking in a plastic roofed "swimming pool".

4.02 months ago

A fun, interactive area great for all ages. This museum offers quite a few free exhibits to check out if you don’t have the time to go in and see everything. We went around 1:30 and the line to get in was rather long (admission was ¥1000) so we weren’t able to see anything inside but we enjoyed the outdoor installations!

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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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