The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, is an art museum where you can enjoy contemporary art. The spacious building is packed with art that can be enjoyed for free. It is one of the sightseeing spots that we would like to stop by when visiting Kanazawa
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
The Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Art in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, opened in 2004. It is an art museum where you can enjoy a permanently displayed unique piece of art. Various contemporary art exhibitions are also held at all times. The building is located in the center of Kanazawa City and is designed like a park where anyone can stop by. It is a spot we recommend where you can enjoy contemporary art leisurely.
Things to see in 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Ishikawa
There are permanently exhibited art pieces in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and some can be enjoyed by free of charge. The most famous of these exhibits is the “Swimming Pool” by Leandro Erlich. Looking down at the choppy water in the pool, it looks as if it's filled deeply with water, but actually, it's just about 10 centimeters deep on clear glass. Below the glass is a light blue area that the viewers enter. It is free of charge to look down at the pool from above, but you have to pay if you want to enter the underside of the pool water.
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Ishikawa Usage Guide
In the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, there is plenty of places to enjoy, such as a café restaurant, museum shop, and art library.
Interaction Zone Usage Guide
Admission to the interaction zone is free. Opening hours are 9: 00-22: 00 (the opening hours differ in each facility). Closed for the end of the year and New Year holidays.
Exhibition Zone Usage Guide
Exhibition zone entry requires a paid exhibition ticket. The price depends on the exhibition being held. Opening hours are from 10:00-18:00 (Closing time on Friday and Saturday is 20:00). It is closed on Monday (If Monday is a public holiday then it will also be closed the next day) and New Year holidays.
Food and drink including chewing gum and candy are prohibited in the building. Taking photos in the hall is only allowed in areas with photography OK signs displayed. You may not use a flash, tripod, monopod, selfie stick, or drone on site. In the exhibition zone, it is prohibited to bring baggage or umbrellas exceeding B4 size inside.
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Ishikawa Access
To access the “Kanazawa 21st Century Museum” from within Tokyo, take the Shinkansen from Tokyo Station and get off at Kanazawa Station. Take a bus from bus stop 3 or 6 at JR Kanazawa Station Bus Terminal Kenrokuen Exit (East Exit), and get off at "Hirosaka/21st Century Museum of Art". The bus ride takes about 10 minutes.
- 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
- Street Address: 1-2-1-Hirosaka, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture
- Access: 10 minutes by bus from JR Kanazawa Station Bus Terminal Kenrokuenguchi (East Exit) bus stop No. 3 or 6. Get off at the "Hirosaka / 21st Century Museum of Art" bus stop.
- Wi-Fi: Available
- Language: English displayed
- Ticket: Ticket Locket, Convenience store
- Credit cards：VISA, MasterCard, JCB