In contrast to Kanazawa’s traditional architecture, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art is a startlingly modern building housing an impressive collection of contemporary art by renowned Japanese and international artists.
Although exhibitions change frequently, permanent installations by James Turrell, Leandro Elrich, and Florian Claar make the museum well worth visiting no matter what else is currently on display.
The museum is open from 9a.m. to 10p.m. and is located opposite Kenrokuen’s southwest entrance. Admission is 350 yen.
Don’t miss the Kanazawa Nōh Museum, which shares admission – but not hours – with the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art. It is open from 10a.m. to 5:30p.m.