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Ishikawa Prefectural History Museum

3-1 Dewa-machi, Kanazawa 920-0963, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-262-3236
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Interesting for history buffs

This along with the Kaga-Honda museum are in the same complex. This had some very interesting... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Santa Rosa, California
via mobile
A very nice museum

I thought the exhibits in this museum were very well laid out and very interesting. It falls short... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Pretoria, South Africa
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While adults dig into the history of the Ishikawa region, children can try on period clothes, beat drums, and try their hand at various crafts in a hands-on room inside this stately brick building, once used to stock weapons.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good49%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
30 Jun 2017
“Interesting for history buffs”
8 Apr 2017
“A very nice museum”
3-1 Dewa-machi, Kanazawa 920-0963, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-262-3236
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This along with the Kaga-Honda museum are in the same complex. This had some very interesting videos. And they have free English language audio sets. Good historical perspectives.

Thank revett2016
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I thought the exhibits in this museum were very well laid out and very interesting. It falls short on its english descriptions but other than this, it was a very pleasant way to spend a few hours. There was a film about local customs, which...More

1  Thank libica
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This might not be my first choice activity in Kanazawa but if you have a bit of spare time it is worthwhile giving as it does a fascinating insight into different aspects of local history including periods not so very long ago. There have clearly...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 18 November 2015

The museum has exhibits and artefacts relating to the history of the area. There are short descriptions in English. This is not a big museum and one can finish it in less than an hour. Not a must do for the typical visitor. Perhaps those...More

Thank AccidentalTourist69
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Recently renovated, the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of History is actually three museums: the Kaga-Honda Museum, the History Discovery Hall and the Hands-on Interaction Hall (seems best for kids). Our group was made up of adults only, so we found the History Discovery Hall to be...More

1  Thank trixbunny
Reviewed 2 January 2009

This museum gives a nice historical overview of the area. Exhibits are organized by time period, artifacts displayed behind glass walls in a large gallery. We were given an english guide book to use, which was easy to match up with specific exhibits. Depending on...More

4  Thank kzb
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