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D. T. Suzuki Museum

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The museum is a place where you can experience the world view of Daisetz Suzuki, a Buddhist philosopher who was born in Kanazawa and promoted Zen culture abroad.
Visitors can learn and think about the thoughts and life of Daisetz through his calligraphic works, photos and writings.
The museum is within walking distance from popular tourist destinations such as Kenroku-en Garden and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

More Information about D. T. Suzuki Museum

Street address

3-4-20 Honda-machi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture


  • 15 minutes by bus from JR Kanazawa Station, 4-minute walk from "Hondamachi" bus stop

Opening Hours

9:30–17:00 ※ Admission until 16:30


Monday each week ※ If Monday is a holiday, the following weekday
Year-end/New Year holidays: From December 29 to January 3


Best season

All year


The D.T. Suzuki Museum was designed by the internationally renowned architect Yoshio Taniguchi, whose unique space was designed to learn and think about the ideas of Daisetz while strolling the grounds. Opened for visitors to engage in self-reflection, this peaceful location in residential surroundings is a place for contemplation and escaping the whirl of everyday life.

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