【Kahoku】Nishida Kitaro Museum of Philosophy – The only “Philosophy Museum” in Japan and Architectural beauty by Tadao Ando

D. T. Suzuki and Kitaro Nishida are one of Japan’s leading philosophers born in Ishikawa Prefecture. In fact, they were classmates and close friends at the Fourth Higher Junior High School. Facilities that convey their ideas and trajectories are located in their respective hometowns. The “D.T. Suzuki Museum” in Kanazawa […]

【Kanazawa】21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa – A Park-like Museum with Art close at hand

Since its opening in 2004, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa has been a popular destination for many visitors, both domestic and international. Designed by the world-renowned architectural unit SANAA (Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa), it has become a popular spot for arts and architecture lovers. Architectural Concept […]

【Destination Guide】 Kanazawa

Introduction History, Traditional Architecture, Crafts and more Situated on the western coast of Japan – opposite to Tokyo – Kanazawa has long been a “forgotten destination” for international travelers. With the opening of a brand new bullet train (shinkansen) line in 2015, it quickly gained its spot on the travel […]

【Kanazawa】Yoshiro and Yoshio Taniguchi Museum of Architecture, Kanazawa

“Yoshiro and Yoshio Museum of Architecture, Kanazawa” opened in July 2019 with the concept and purpose of transmitting Kanazawa’s architectural culture and heritage to the world. Yoshiro and Yoshio Taniguchi Yoshiro Taniguchi Born in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture in 1904 and raised in Kanazawa until graduating from high school, Yoshiro Taniguchi […]