21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Kanazawa

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Admire a range of modern masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, home to a selection of rotating exhibits. The museum's extensive collection mostly concentrates on pieces created after 1980, with both foreign and Japanese artists represented. Don't miss the swimming pool display, which features an optical illusion placing guests under the "surface" of the water. Check the museum website for information on temporary exhibits, traveling collections, and special events. Put 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kanazawa day trip planner .
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  • Because of the creation of Japan's three major names: and six , so the road to the Golden Beauty to walk around. What beauty i have in it is something I must visit, or rather, the concept of this beauty is impressive. There are many conceptspaces in the creation of fun and impressed is the mind of the development: the feeling of the first time strange, say: swimming pool and light and shadow effect outside the united states of the vast open space and chairs also let people feel comfortable whether to visit and the six gold 21 world beauty is still worth a stand-up life worth a
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  • I watched it on TV and wanted to come! I finally got this! It was crowded even though it was a weekday! It is a sightseeing spot indeed! I was able to see it easily by lining up a little to buy a ticket! That pool? There were still a lot of people in the zone, so I couldn't take pictures the way I wanted to ;)
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  • There was a work like a playground equipment in the outside, and it was divided into two zones which were a unique work exhibition, and the attendant who wore a mysterious uniform was individually checked at the doorway. I was lurking in the exhibition room which was divided into every time i showed the one-day ticket of Kitatetsu and went to see the exhibition of the pool which became 1600 yen, but this was a strange feeling, but it is an impression that it is not like paying 1600 yen.
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  • I never actually paid to see any exhibits while living here. The park outside is a good place to park your bike (or get a rental) and there are a few interactive displays for the kids. One day a week there was a free arty play group in the morning for young kids. Next to the gallery is a restored traditional building that depicts a garden tea room. Good for a photo. Read other reviews if you want to explore the novelty of paying for the experience of a walking in a plastic roofed "swimming pool".
  • Definitely check this place out. Cool strcuture and fascinating spots where you can take pictures. I'll leave it as that but see it for yourself. I didn't pay for the ticket since the queue was extremely long but still enjoyed my 15/20 min here walking around in the free zone.
  • Good concept, beautiful art, all in all very recommendable This museum offers multiple open art sets which are available for the public without entrance fee in some of there halls as well as in the surrounding park. Most of these artistic structure are designed to be experienced directly and invite to play around and explore. From colored shadows and reflections, to artistic seats, to strange reflective surfaces and a quite space to contemplate - this museum overs a lot. As most exhibits have an explanation sheet also available in at least Japanese, English and Chinese, this experience is open for everybody. The signature exhibit of the pool is very popular and crowded but still give opportunities for impressive photos. Most of the other inner exhibits are not available for photos anymore. An experience worth at least half a day but best experienced in a whole day.
  • This museum has been being famous sightseeing in Kanazawa. This place have so many photogenic space. Top photogenic space is a pool that we can take picture under the pool. For this one we have to pay the tickets to get down under the pool.
  • Very interesting collection. One of the best museum of contemporary art I’ve ever been. Lots of amazing installations. Unfortunately photography is prohibited in most of the rooms. Very interesting souvenir shop
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