D.T. Suzuki Museum

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The D.T. Suzuki Museum in Kanazawa was opened as a place for people to learn about D.T. Suzuki, a renowned Buddhist scholar who was born in Kanazawa, and also as a place for self-reflection. The Museum consists of three halls (the Vestibule, Exhibition Space and Contemplative Space, which are linked by corridors) and three gardens (the Vestibule Garden, Water Mirror Garden, and Roji Garden). The scene of the Contemplative Space building reflected in the shallow pool of water in the Water Mirror Garden is highly photogenic, and has appeared in many different media.

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Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Hondamachi 3-4-20 map map Map
9:30-17:00 (Entry until 16:30)
Monday (or the following weekday if it is a public holiday), New Year's Holiday (12/29-1/3) *The museum may be closed for the purpose of organizing exhibits, etc.
[Admission fee] General admission 310 yen, for those over 65 or those with a disability certificate and their caregivers 210 yen, Free for high school students and younger
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※Please use nearby Charge parking lots.
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Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Highly overrated and disappointing
    2.0 Reviewed : 2024.05.18
    This “museum” is highly overrated. The best part is the pond that can be seen from the park outside the museum. If you reached that place, then you have seen the best part, which itself is very nice...
  • Tranquil Architecture and Vaguely Interesting
    3.0 Reviewed : 2024.04.21
    D. T. Suzuki Museum at 3-4-20 Hondamachi in Kanazawa, Japan has an architecture designed for tranquility. The museum was okay. Learning about D.T. Suzukis life was interesting. Not a place to learn...
  • Finally visited!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.06.04
    I absolutely adored this little out-of-the-way museum. I was fascinated by online photos for a long time and had always wanted to visit, but my time in Kanazawa was always too short for a visit...

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