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Photo: WATANABE Osamu
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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

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Photo: WATANABE Osamu
Courtesy:21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
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Explore One of Japan's Most Significant Contemporary Art Museums

Stimulate the mind and the senses at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Located in the heart of Kanazawa, just a stone's throw from the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa welcomes two million visitors to modern art aficionados each year. Visitors can enjoy exhibitions from visionary creators around the world, including experimental interactive works and art integrated with the building's structure.

Admire the museum's architecture, itself a work of art that stands out among the other buildings in Kanazawa's city center. Designed by the Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the architectural office SANAA, the museum is comprised of a circular building with no facade or main entrance, allowing visitors and enter and perceive it freely. Walk around and through a pool where your fellow museum-goers appear to be underground.

Children are sure to enjoy the hands-on workshops offered in the art studio, and the whole family can read up on the history of modern art in the on-site library. Complete with a restaurant as well, it's a destination artistically-minded families can enjoy together. Kanazawa is just two and a half hours from Tokyo by the Hokuriku Shinkansen.