Learn about the life and teachings of Kanazawa’s most famed philosopher
Known around the world, Daisetz Suzuki – also known as D.T. Suzuki – is one of Japan’s most famous Buddhist philosophers. His essays and teaching were incredibly influential in spreading Buddhist philosophy to the West and in 1963 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Born in Kanazawa, the philosopher is commemorated in city through the D.T. Suzuki Museum. The museum is located in the area of the city where D.T. Suzuki was born and comprises three wings – the Entrance Wing, the Exhibition Space Wing and the Contemplation Space Wing – as well as three gardens – the Vestibule Garden, the Water Mirror Garden and the Roji Garden.
In addition to containing many exhibits relating to the life of D.T. Suzuki, the museum also serves as a place of reflection for visitors as they contemplate his teachings.
How to get to the D.T. Suzuki Museum from Kanazawa Station
Situated in the center of Kanazawa, a ten-minute walk from the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, the D.T. Suzuki Museum is easy to access from the city’s other main attractions. It can also be easily reached from Kanazawa Station’s East Exit, with a regular bus running to the city center.
- Opening Times:9:30am to 5pm (Visitors must enter by 4:30pm.)
Closed on Monday, or next day if Monday falls on a holiday, and between December 29th and January 3rd.
- Admission Fee:Adult: 310 yen (260 yen for groups of 20 or more.)
Persons aged 65 years old or over: 210 yen
Persons below high-school age: Free
- Address:3-4-20 Hondamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0964
- Contact:Telephone: 076-221-8011
You can also find more information about the D.T. Suzuki Museum on its official website.