D.T. Suzuki Museum

The D.T. Suzuki Museum is a small museum in Kanazawa that showcases the writings and photographs of Daisetsu Suzuki, a Buddhist philosopher born in Kanazawa. The museum provides a beautiful and serene space where visitors can engage in contemplation.

Designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, a Japanese architect renowned for his redesign of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the museum building itself is popular for its simple and elegant design without unnecessary embellishments.

Located in the heart of tourist attractions near the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, the museum has a reasonable entrance fee and needs short time to look around, making it recommended for a visit with other sightseeing activities. Bilingual explanations in Japanese and English are available, and at the ticket counter, brochures in major languages are also available.


3-4-20 Honda-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0964


  • 4-min walk from the “Hondamachi” bus stop
  • 7-min walk from the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
  • 15-min bus ride from JR Kanazawa Station


Closed on Mondays, December 29th – January 1st

*When Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be open and closed on the following weekday instead.
*Closed occasionally for the replacement of exhibitions etc.

Business hours

9:30 am – 5 pm (last entry 4:30 pm)


・Adults (18-64 years old): 310 yen
・Children under 17 years old: free
・65 years and older: 210 yen

*It is covered by the Cultural Attraction Passport in Kanazawa.

How to say in Japanese

D.T. Suzuki Museum: 鈴木大拙館 (すずきだいせつかん/Suzuki Daisetsu Kan)


D.T. Suzuki Museum


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