The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Sights

21 Seiki Bijutsukan (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art)

  • 1–2–1 Hirosaka Map It
  • Kanazawa

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

This circular building was created to entwine a museum's architecture with the art exhibits, and for exhibition designers to take cues from the architecture. Transparent walls and scattered galleries encourage visitors to choose their own route. Previous exhibitions have included a Gerhard Richter retrospective, a video installation by Mathew Barney, and the work of Japanese photographer Araki Nobuyoshi. The building itself it a sight worth seeing, and the free, public terraces and plazas are a perfect place to stroll and relax. It's south of Kanazawa Park, next to City Hall.

Sight Information


1–2–1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa-ken, 920-0962, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • Varies by exhibition
  • Museum: Tues.–Thurs. and Sun. 10–6, Fri. and Sat. 10–8; public areas daily 9 am–10 pm

Published 12/10/2015


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