Travel to Kanazawa and Gokayama Part 2: Buke Yashiki District, 21st Century Museum and D.T. Suzuki Museum

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[Introduction]

I traveled to Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture) and Gokayama (Toyama Prefecture) for three days and two nights. This was my first visit to Hokuriku District and I felt unique atmosphere there. In this article, I will write about Buke Yashiki District, 21st Century Museum and D.T. Suzuki Museum as part of Day 1.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Kanazawa Station, Omi-cho Market and Oyama Jinja Shrine
* Day 1 (2) Buke Yashiki District, 21st Century Museum and D.T. Suzuki Museum [This article]
* Day 1 (3) Kanazawa Castle Park and Kanazawa Station (Illumination)
* Day 2 (1) Kenrokuen Garden
* Day 2 (2) Kanazawa Castle Park
* Day 2 (3) Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District
* Day 2 (4) Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District (Light-up)
* Day 3 (1) Gokayama: Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village
* Day 3 (2) Gokayama: Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village
* Day 3 (3) Kanazawa Station

[Travel Date]
2016.05.14-16

[Main Part]

After Oyama Jinja Shrine I wrote in the previous article, I moved to Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District.

Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District

Kanazawa was developed as a castle town during Edo period. Naga-machi area keeps its old atmosphere.

Main street.Kanazawa Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District1

Kanazawa Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District2

Nomura Samurai Family Residence.Kanazawa Nomura Samurai Family Residence1

Kanazawa Nomura Samurai Family Residence2

Kanazawa Nomura Samurai Family Residence3

Kanazawa Nomura Samurai Family Residence4

Around Korinbo and Kata-machi

Korinbo and Kata-machi is the largest entertainment district in Kanazawa. There are many shops, cafes and restaurants in this area.

Seseragi street.Kanazawa Seseragi street

Korinbo Atrio, a commercial complex.Kanazawa Korinbo Atrio

Fancy shops.Kanazawa Korinbo

Ishikawa Shiko Memorial Cultural Community Hall.Kanazawa Ishikawa Shiko Memorial Cultural Community Hall

The Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture.Kanazawa Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture

Take a break.Kanazawa Cafe

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa was opened in 2004 to develop new culture and arts. Now about 2 million people visit the museum every year. You can enjoy pop and colorful arts.

Exterior of the museum.21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa1

“Color Activity House”.21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa2

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa3

“Swimming Pool”.21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa4

Exhibition called “Xijing Is Not Xijing, Therefore Xijing Is Xijing”.21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa5

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa6

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa7

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa8

“Green Bridge”.21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa9

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa10

“Citizen Gallery”.21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa11

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa12

D.T. Suzuki Museum

D.T. Suzuki Museum is a museum to commemorate Daisetsu Suzuki, a prominent Buddhist philosopher known as D.T. Suzuki. In contrast to the 21st Century Museum,  D.T. Suzuki Museum was very calm and solemn. Kanazawa D.T. Suzuki Museum1

Kanazawa D.T. Suzuki Museum2

Kanazawa D.T. Suzuki Museum3

Dinner

I had a Japanese noodle for dinner at “Sara-shina Fujii”.Kanazawa Food1

Kanazawa Food2

Kanazawa Food3

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and D.T. Suzuki Museum as part of Day 1. This was my first visit to Kanazawa and I found Kanazawa has a variety of tourist spots from old spots to contemporary spots, so it was very interesting 🙂

In the next article, I will write about night illumination at Kanazawa Castle Park and Kanazawa Station.

[FYI: Map]

[FYI: Related Link]
Kanazawa Tourist Information Guide (English)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (English)
D.T. Suzuki Museum (English)


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