D. T. Suzuki Museum, Kanazawa

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Explore peaceful and thoughtfully designed spaces while becoming acquainted with a world-renowned Buddhist philosopher at D. T. Suzuki Museum. In a modern and minimalist setting conceived by architect Taniguchi Yoshio, explore the work and philosophies of Suzuki, who was instrumental in bringing Eastern ideas into mainstream Western thought. Investigate the three buildings arranged around a tranquil central pond, including the Contemplative Wing, dedicated solely to peaceful reflection. Its four open walls reveal the surrounding pond, while its hard lines and unembellished aspect inspire meditative introspection. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to D. T. Suzuki Museum by using our Kanazawa trip planner.
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  • My ryokan host said this was his favourite museum. It’s a lively contemplative place where you can also sit and read special books. I loved its water pool. Very good English interpretations. Best...  more »
  • A unique mirror pond. Words cannot describe the experience. You must go for it yourself. Much more to admire about the architecture of the buildings in the museum. People come here to contemplate and....  more »
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  • Excellent but small museum. Take your time as you go through it and carefully consider the few exhibits as they have been created with great care. I sat in the small library and read through a chapter of one of his books. A great experience and peaceful exercise! It’s fine for children, but it’s definitely geared more towards adults. Take time to sit in the contemplation space and look out over the small man-made pond. A tranquil and relaxing place that you could walk through in 10 minutes or stay an hour.
  • Very interesting museum either the building and the collection. The visit to this museum made me to learn more about D.T. Suzuki works. Unfortunately it’s not allowed to take photos inside the museum
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