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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  • Hirosaka rises steadily uphill and crowds ever lies in a quiet location. They say the Museum was originally a military building. I'd also enjoy Kanazawa parted from the place filled with tourists who like history than historical buildings like the little good.
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  • Remember 40-minute walk from station. Army arsenal of old red brick buildings in the 3. A good example of the preservation of historic buildings. The hotel is filled with 30 minutes at the reception-was 見残hi had heard time of 1 hour and 3 hours. And saxophone quartet concert happened to be alone here today end and urgent.
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  • The exhibition was held at Ishikawa prefectural History Museum announces exhibition ship and Japan sea shipping and meeting went. Content was introduced large shipowners in Kaga clan territory and the Kaga and Noto "Donya" activities. If the Japan Sea to sail freely and the modern words would "supply chain management". To built up a huge pipeline "ships" was drawing.
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  • 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).
  • Excellent displays but too few in English
  • 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!
  • Provides an interesting insight into Japanese history.
  • A good range of exhibitions however the extra charge to go into special exhibits is not worth it

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