Ishikawa Prefectural History Museum, Kanazawa

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History Museum Museum
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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  • 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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  • Place fairly spacious car parking and sightseeing. Go to Kanazawa want to know historically quite study.
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  • Very good, well served. People don't want to move too much recommend the. It is a good tool, Ishikawa Prefecture to know interesting footage of the hotel. Festival experience is a push. Want to see all five. Especially good is his team riding drums dedication. Take a look at. Finally it Kudos to footage. I think you should and want to experience directly to Festival. It is thanks to the people who organized. By the way young and old should enjoy. By all means.
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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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