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.
3-4-20 Hondamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0964
9:30 am to 5 pm (Visitors must enter by 4:30 pm)
Mondays (Next day if Monday falls on a holiday) and Dec. 29 to Jan. 3, Preparation periods of exhibit change.
Adult: 310 yen (260 yen for groups of 20 or more.)