The D.T. Suzuki Museum (鈴木大拙館, Suzuki Daisetsu Kan) is a museum in Kanazawa built in 2011 in memory of Suzuki Daisetsu (1870-1966) was a prominent Buddhist philosopher who played a huge role in the spread of Zen Buddhism to the West. While it does contain a number of exhibits from his life, the main attraction is arguably the museum itself which was built to reflect D.T. Suzuki’s values and beliefs with clean lines that try to focus each visitors attention on their surroundings. Outside is the Contemplative Space and Water Mirror Garden designed by the architect, Yoshio Taniguchi—arguably the most well-known part of the museum.
Via the Kanazawa Loop Bus. Get off at the Hondamachi bus stop.
9:30am to 5:30pm. Closed on Mondays (unless that day is a public holiday)
¥300 (free for under 18s)