shikawa Prefectural Museum of History

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The Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of History has many elaborate exhibits on the history and culture of Ishikawa. The red brick buildings of the museum were first built as a military armory, afterwards used by the Kanazawa College of Art, and has since been restored to its original shape to be used as a museum of history. The re-utilization of these historical buildings earned the museum honors as a designated national important cultural property. On display in the permanent exhibitions are various archaeological finds and folk history documents from Ishikawa as well as interactive spaces with models and videos to explore making this facility enjoyable and educational to both infants and adults alike.

Address
9200963 3-1 Dewamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Contact No.
+81-76-262-3236
Access
From the JR Kanazawa Station Kenroku-en Exit (East Exit) take a Hokutetsu Bus and get off at “Dewa-machi” from which it is about a five minute walk. 3 minute walk from Kenroku-en.
Opening Hours / Holidays
9:00-17:00
Closed during New Year’s holidays.
Official Website
http://ishikawa-rekihaku.jp/
Time Required
90 minutes
Admission fee
General Admission: 300 yen

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Former Military Armory: Red Brick Buildings

The wonderful shape of the three red brick buildings that have been reconstructed to match their original shape alone are enough to impress. Of the three buildings, one is used as a museum. The interior of the buildings are also registered as an important cultural property, so the museum displays are arranged in order to keep harmony with and preserve the value of the old construction.

Source:PIXTA

Easy to Understand Displays on the Archaeology, History, and Folk Customs of Ishikawa

The main focus of the museum is the educational permanent display on Ishikawa. This display is divided into two sections, “Before the Edo Period,” and “Since the Meiji Period” so one can enjoy learning about Ishikawa all the way from primitive times. Here, one can see a detailed diorama showing the procession of the local daimyo lord and his company traveling between Ishikawa and the old capital of Edo.

Hands-on Interactive Space

One section of the permanent exhibition allows people to experience the history of Ishikawa hands-on with tools and instruments used ages ago. One can even try on various historical outfits for free like the armor of a Kaga samurai and ceremonial 12 layer kimono of a court lady. In addition you can also try on traditional Japanese geta sandals and hold conch shells used as trumpets.

Powerful “Festival Experience Theater”

Experience impressive simulations of the various festivals of Ishikawa in the three screen mini theater. The powerful images and sounds will make you feel like you’re right in the middle of a great festival.

Kenroku-en

Located only a three minute walk away from the museum is one of Japan’s three greatest gardens, Kenroku-en. Here, one can feel the beauty of a traditional Japanese garden amid ponds, bridges, and tea houses. Each season provides a different experience of the park, which has earned three stars in the Michelin travel guide and is increasingly popular with foreign travelers.

Source:PIXTA

shikawa Prefectural Museum of History

The Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of History has many elaborate exhibits on the history and culture of Ishikawa. The red brick buildings of the museum were first built as a military armory, afterwards used by the Kanazawa College of Art, and has since been restored to its original shape to be used as a museum of history. The re-utilization of these historical buildings earned the museum honors as a designated national important cultural property. On display in the permanent exhibitions are various archaeological finds and folk history documents from Ishikawa as well as interactive spaces with models and videos to explore making this facility enjoyable and educational to both infants and adults alike.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Former Military Armory: Red Brick Buildings

The wonderful shape of the three red brick buildings that have been reconstructed to match their original shape alone are enough to impress. Of the three buildings, one is used as a museum. The interior of the buildings are also registered as an important cultural property, so the museum displays are arranged in order to keep harmony with and preserve the value of the old construction.

Source:PIXTA

Easy to Understand Displays on the Archaeology, History, and Folk Customs of Ishikawa

The main focus of the museum is the educational permanent display on Ishikawa. This display is divided into two sections, “Before the Edo Period,” and “Since the Meiji Period” so one can enjoy learning about Ishikawa all the way from primitive times. Here, one can see a detailed diorama showing the procession of the local daimyo lord and his company traveling between Ishikawa and the old capital of Edo.

Hands-on Interactive Space

One section of the permanent exhibition allows people to experience the history of Ishikawa hands-on with tools and instruments used ages ago. One can even try on various historical outfits for free like the armor of a Kaga samurai and ceremonial 12 layer kimono of a court lady. In addition you can also try on traditional Japanese geta sandals and hold conch shells used as trumpets.

Powerful “Festival Experience Theater”

Experience impressive simulations of the various festivals of Ishikawa in the three screen mini theater. The powerful images and sounds will make you feel like you’re right in the middle of a great festival.

Kenroku-en

Located only a three minute walk away from the museum is one of Japan’s three greatest gardens, Kenroku-en. Here, one can feel the beauty of a traditional Japanese garden amid ponds, bridges, and tea houses. Each season provides a different experience of the park, which has earned three stars in the Michelin travel guide and is increasingly popular with foreign travelers.

Source:PIXTA

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