Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
Kanazawa is proud of its rich history and heritage – a culture that its residents regard as equal to that of Tokyo and Kyoto. Located adjacent to the Kenrokuen Garden, the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art exhibits thirty-six traditional crafts of Ishikawa Prefecture including lacquerware, porcelain silk-dyeing owned by the Maeda clan – the former rulers of the region.
Artworks are displayed across seven permanent exhibition halls with many nationally important items held in the collection. The museum includes a café – open from 10:00 to 19:00 – and gift shop.
The overall museum is open daily other than the third Thursday of each month from April to November, followed by every Thursday from December to March along with New Years holidays.
09:00 to 17:00
Open daily (see text to details re closures)
From Kanazawa Station, take the Kenrokuen Shuttle to the Pref. museum of Art/Seisonkaku stop - 15 min / JPY200. Alternatively, several Hokutetsu Local Bus services also run to stops nearby the museum.