Ishikawa Prefectural History Museum, Kanazawa

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Ishikawa Prefectural History Museum is a prefectural museum in Kanazawa, Japan, dedicated to the history and culture of Ishikawa Prefecture. The three ICP red brick buildings date to 1909-14 and functioned first as the local arsenal, then after the Pacific War as the Kanazawa College of Art, before being converted into a museum in 1986.
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  • Heard the description while viewing the model of the Royal procession. Fun is found surprised and took in more than 100 million. Suzuki 「 and exploring the back roads from the hotel while the road was good. However, there will be stairs difficult leg weaker taste is not building exhibit much interest. Corner of the Maeda family had expected, Maeda family heirlooms?
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  • Rain Kanazawa. 取ri敢ezu 21st century museums and taxi driver, was introduced. Nationally listed red brick buildings in the history and culture of Ishikawa Prefecture exhibition using new technologies such as screens and dioramas. Free audio guide commentaries provided, while outside are a lot of places Panel quizzes and enjoy watching film of the Festival.
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  • Think of Kanazawa, like ancient Rocky, History Museum of history here. A day of fun. Where goes from the train station and 6 Park back better, at least in Kanazawa Castle moved I want wish. I couldn't put my arsenal of Meiji era brick buildings, so that. Quietly, summer is hot when cooler firmly nice helpful, so please stop by and see.
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  • Excellent displays but too few in English
  • Well done museum, but quite minimal English signage. To be fair, there's free English audio guides available that I didn't use. I skipped the temporary exhibition on the 2F after being confronted with their staff that is very rude towards foreigners (1F was friendly, though).
  • Provides an interesting insight into Japanese history.
  • The museum was very well organized, and offered a small guide book in English, although I would recommend going with someone who knows Japanese well if you can't read it. The displays were interesting, and there were many things to see! Definitely worth a visit!
  • A good range of exhibitions however the extra charge to go into special exhibits is not worth it

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