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There are many museums throughout Kanazawa, with a number of them, including the Prefectural Art Museum, Prefectural History Museum, Honda Museum and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, concentrated around Kenrokuen. Note that various combination tickets are available for the museums.

Around Kenrokuen

21st Century Museum

Hours: 10:00 to 18:00 (Friday and Saturday until 20:00)
Closed: Mondays and New Year holidays
Admission: Varies by exhibition, typically 1200 yen

Prefectural History Museum

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Closed: December 28 to January 3 and irregular closures for maintenance
Admission: 300 yen (permanent exhibition)

Honda Museum

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Closed: Thursdays in winter, December 29 to January 3
Admission: 400 yen

D.T. Suzuki Museum

Hours: 9:30 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Closed: Mondays (or Tuesday if Monday is a holiday), December 29 to January 3
Admission: 310 yen

Prefectural Museum of Art

Hours: 9:30 to 18:00 (entry until 17:30)
Closed: No closing days
Admission: 370 yen

Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:45)
Closed: 3rd Thursday of the month (every Thursday in winter), New Year holidays
Admission: 260 yen

Kanazawa Noh Museum

Hours: 10:00 to 18:00 (entry until 17:30)
Closed: Mondays (or Tuesdays if Monday is a holiday), New Year holidays
Admission: 310 yen

Nagamachi District

Maeda Tosanokami-ke Shiryokan

Hours: 9:30 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Closed: Mondays (or next day if Monday is a holiday), New Year holidays
Admission: 310 yen

Shinise Kinenkan Museum

Hours: 9:30 to 17:00 (entrance until 16:30)
Closed: Mondays (or next day if Monday is a holiday), New Year holidays
Admission: 100 yen

Ashigaru Shiryokan Museum

Hours: 9:30 to 17:00
Closed: No closing days
Admission: Free

Combination tickets

There are several combination tickets that provide entry to museums around Kanazawa and may be of interest to visitors. They can purchased at the ticket counters of each museum covered:

  • Kenrokuen Plus One Ticket (2-day pass for 500 yen)
    This ticket is valid over two consecutive days and includes admission to Kenrokuen Garden and one of the following attractions of your choice: Kanazawa Castle, the Prefectural History Museum, the Prefectural Museum of Art, the Honda Museum, the Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts and the Ishikawa Kikokinen Cultural Exchange Center.
  • Kanazawa Cultural Attraction Passport (1-day pass for 520 yen, 3-day pass for 830 yen)
    Available in one and three day versions, this pass covers entry to 17 cultural attractions around Kanazawa, including free admission to the Noh Museum, the D.T. Suzuki Museum, the Maeda Tosanokami-ke Shiryokan and the Shinise Kinenkan Museum. Passport holders also get discounted admission to the Prefectural History Museum, the Prefectural Museum of Art, the Honda Museum, the Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts and the Ishikawa Kikokinen Cultural Exchange Center.

Getting there and around

Hotels around Kanazawa

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    • INOVA Kanazawa Station Hotel Suite
      Luxury
      INOVA Kanazawa Station Hotel Suite is located 600 metres from Kanazawa Station. Free WiFi is provided in all rooms. The property offers private parking. Featuring a balcony, all rooms have a flat-screen TV, washing machine and a kitchen with an induction stove, a fridge and a microwave. Each room has a living room, toilet and private bathroom with a TV. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport, 29 km from INOVA Kanazawa Station Hotel Suite.
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    • so, KANAZAWA
      Mid-range
      Featuring 3-star accommodation, so, KANAZAWA is situated in Kanazawa, 1.9 km from Kanazawa Castle and 600 metres from Kanazawa Station. The 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is located 2.3 km from Kenrokuen Garden. All units at the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. At so, KANAZAWA each room includes bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Ishikawa Ongakudo, Ozaki Shrine and Kanazawa Phonograph Museum. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport, 31 km from so, KANAZAWA.
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    • Hotel Kanazawa Zoushi
      Luxury
      Featuring 4-star accommodation, Hotel Kanazawa Zoushi is situated in Kanazawa, 1.7 km from Kenrokuen Garden and 1 km from Kanazawa Station. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel offers a shared lounge and a concierge service. The property is allergy-free and is set 1.4 km from Kanazawa Castle. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Hotel Kanazawa Zoushi all rooms have bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy an Asian breakfast. Popular points of interest near Hotel Kanazawa Zoushi include Ozaki Shrine, Kanazawa Phonograph Museum and Izumi Kyoka Museum. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport, 31 km from the hotel.
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    • Sumiyoshiya
      Mid-range
      Offering free Wi-Fi and free-use bicycles and in-room Japanese meals, Sumiyoshiya is a traditional Japanese-style hotel. It features a garden, hot public baths and coin-operated laundry facilities. A free-use internet PC is available at the lobby. Rooms feature paper sliding doors, Japanese futon bedding and a seating area. All come with an LCD TV, a tea/coffee maker and a sink, and some have a private bathroom. Sumiyoshiya offers laundry services, luggage storage and free parking. A Japanese and a Western breakfast are served in the hotelfs dining room, while Japanese dinners featuring local ingredients can be enjoyed in either the guest room or the dining room. Sumiyoshiya is a 10-minute walk from Kenroku-en Garden, and a 15-minute walk from both JR Kanazawa Stationfs East exit and the historical Higashi Chaya-machi district. Omicho market is only a 1-minute walk.
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    • UAN kanazawa
      Luxury
      UAN kanazawa is located a 5-minute walk from Musashigatsuji/Ohmicho Ichiba Bus Stop and Omicho Market. JR Kanazawa Station is 12 minutes by bus from the property, while Kanazawa Castle is 13 minutes on foot. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire property. A wheelchair accessible room can be found at this property. Each room at this hotel is air-conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. There is a complimentary handy Smartphone and desk in all the rooms. Enjoy a cup of tea from your terrace or patio. Every room comes with a private bathroom with a bath and high-tech toilet, with slippers provided. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. Yukata robes are also provided for the comfort of guests. A Japanese or Western-style breakfast featuring local specialities is available upon prior request. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. The property offers free soba noodle at night. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property and free luggage storage is available. Guests can work out free of charge at the hotel's fitness gym. Kenrokuen Garden is a 15-minute walk from UAN kanazawa, while Myoryuji - Ninja Temple is a 15-minute bus ride away from the property. The nearest Airport is Komatsu Airport, a 55-minute bus away.
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    • Ryokan Yamamuro
      Mid-range
      Located a 5-minute drive from JR Kanazawa Station, Ryokan Yamamuro offers Japanese-style guestrooms with free WiFi. Omicho Market and Kanazawa Castle Park can both be reached with a 5-minute walk. Guests can stroll around the Higashi Chaya District, a historical entertainment district with various shops, located a 8-minute walk away from Yamamuro Ryokan. Kenrokuen Garden is 10-minutesf away on foot while the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art is a 15-minute walk away. Myoryuji - Ninja Temple is a 10-minute drive from the property. With heating and air-conditioning facilities, rooms are fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and feature Japanese futon bedding. One room comes with a private bathroom. Free services offered at the property include luggage storage, newspaper and daily maid services.
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    • Guesthouse Nagonde
      Budget-friendly
      Guesthouse Nagonde is located a 5-minute walk from JR Kanazawa Station, 1.2 km from Kanazawa Castle and 1.7 km from Kenrokuen Garden . Some rooms include a seating area where you can relax. Guesthouse Nagonde features free WiFi throughout the property. There is a shared kitchen at the property. Myoryuji - Ninja Temple is 2.4 km from Guesthouse Nagonde, while Kanazawa FORUS is 400 metres away.
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    • Gunjo no Tsuki
      Mid-range
      Located in Kanazawa, within 1.8 km of Kanazawa Castle and 1.7 km of Kenrokuen Garden, Gunjo no Tsuki provides accommodation with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The property is around 2.8 km from Kanazawa Station, 1.3 km from 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art and less than 1 km from Nomura Family Samurai House. The property is non-smoking and is situated 500 metres from Myoryuji - Ninja Temple. Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a fridge, a microwave, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. With a private bathroom equipped with a shower and slippers, certain rooms at the ryokan also offer a river view. At Gunjo no Tsuki each room is fitted with bed linen and towels. A continental breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near Gunjo no Tsuki include Nishi Tea House Street, Muro Saisei Kinenkan Museum and Nagamachi Bukeyashiki District. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport, 31 km from the ryokan.
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    • UTAIMACHI
      Mid-range
      Featuring 3-star accommodation, UTAIMACHI is located in Kanazawa, 1.4 km from Kenrokuen Garden and 2.5 km from Kanazawa Station. With free WiFi, this 3-star ryokan offers luggage storage space. The property is non-smoking and is set 1.5 km from Kanazawa Castle. The ryokan will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At UTAIMACHI all rooms include bed linen and towels. A continental breakfast is available every morning at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near UTAIMACHI include Utasu Shrine, Tokuda Shusei Kinenkan Museum and Kanazawa Yasue Gold-Leaf Museum. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport, 34 km from the ryokan.
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    • K's House Kanazawa - Travelers Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Kanazawa and with Kanazawa Castle reachable within 1.8 km, K's House Kanazawa - Travelers Hostel offers a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a terrace. The property is close to Nakamura Memorial Museum, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art and Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art. The accommodation features a shared kitchen and luggage storage space for guests. The hostel provides certain units with city views, and every room includes a kettle. The units feature bed linen. Popular points of interest near K's House Kanazawa - Travelers Hostel include Kenrokuen Garden, Myoryuji - Ninja Temple and D. T. Suzuki Museum. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport, 32 km from the accommodation.
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