21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
Conveniently located next to Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art is one of Japan’s finest modern art museums. The museum exhibits works by both Japanese and international artists, including a permanent collection and special/temporary exhibitions.
The museum is famous for its installation of Leandro Erlich’s ‘Swimming Pool’, which allows visitors to walk into the artwork where they appear to be underwater to onlookers. Public areas of the museum are open from 09:00 to 22:00 while paid-entry/exhibition spaces are open from 10:00 to 18:00 (or until 20:00 on Friday and Saturday). Admission varies depending on the exhibition but is usually around JPY1200.
Pulblic areas: 09:00 to 22:00 / Exhibition areas: 10:00 to 18:00/20:00
Open daily (closed Mon & New Years holidays)
The cost of entry varies however is typically around JPY1200
From Kanazawa Station, take the Kanazawa Left Loop Bus to the Hirokoji Bus Stop - approx. 15 min / JPY200 one-way – the museum is nearby. Alternatively, the walk from the station takes around 30 minutes