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Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of History (石川県立歴史博物館)

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Museum / Science Museum

A history museum located a three minute walk from the Kenrokuen Garden easily identifiable by its eye-catching red brick structure. This building was once used as an armory by the imperial army as well as a facility for the Kanazawa College of Art and has been designated a National Important Cultural Property. As its name indicates, the museum contains exhibits presenting the history and culture of Ishikawa Prefecture, and visitors can trace the eras of the area, from a reconstruction of a Jomon period dog based on excavated bones, to a recreation of a Showa period Japanese living room. The museum also actively engages in a variety of activities, including holding several planned and special exhibitions throughout the year as well as seminars and lectures by curators. In addition, the museum hosts tours of nearby historical sites and temples.

place

Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Dewamachi 3-1 (KanazawaArea)

phone 0762623236
place

9:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)

Review of Ishikawa Prefectural History Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/07/22 Small, but interesting
There is a nice interactive exhibit for kids upstairs. We also like the short films they show of local festivals. The museum isnt huge, but the exhibits are well done, and there is enough English to...
Reviewed:2019/04/21 Really interesting
You can get a free audioguide in English which explains all the exhibits in a lot of detail. There are a lot of interesting things in there and it is worth a visit. Staff are really friendly and it...
Reviewed:2018/10/04 Undiscovered gem for kids
We only visited the hands on section for kids but this is a great place for primary school aged children to try on samurai costumes ( for free!), do some art and craft and learn about Japanese...

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Details

Address
Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Dewamachi 3-1 [map]
Area
KanazawaArea
Phone
0762623236
Hours
9:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Closed
New Year's holiday, Period of exhibition change and arrangement of materials
Fees
[Admission fee] [General] 300yen (group 240yen) [university student] 240yen (group 170yen) [65 and over] 240yen [High school students and below] Free * Group is 20 people and above * Special exhibition is not included Fee Friday
Parking Lot
Available(45spaces)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, Diners Club)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(akarenga_Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Available
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 5, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.