The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

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The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art4.8

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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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3.0a month 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".

4.0in the last week

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!

5.03 weeks ago

Definitely check this place out. Cool strcuture and fascinating spots where you can take pictures. I'll leave it as that but see it for yourself. I didn't pay for the ticket since the queue was extremely long but still enjoyed my 15/20 min here walking around in the free zone.

5.03 months ago

Good concept, beautiful art, all in all very recommendable

This museum offers multiple open art sets which are available for the public without entrance fee in some of there halls as well as in the surrounding park. Most of these artistic structure are designed to be experienced directly and invite to play around and explore. From colored shadows and reflections, to artistic seats, to strange reflective surfaces and a quite space to contemplate - this museum overs a lot.
As most exhibits have an explanation sheet also available in at least Japanese, English and Chinese, this experience is open for everybody.
The signature exhibit of the pool is very popular and crowded but still give opportunities for impressive photos. Most of the other inner exhibits are not available for photos anymore.

An experience worth at least half a day but best experienced in a whole day.

5.0a week ago

Definitely worth seeing. Saw one of my favorite art exhibits here (not allowed to take photos though). Took some photos from outside though.

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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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