The D.T. Suzuki Museum is dedicated to the life and teachings of modern Zen Buddhist philosopher Daisetsu Suzuki.

The museum is divided into three zones. An exhibition zone at the end of a long hallway, a learning zone with works by Daisetsu Suzuki and a contemplation zone surrounded on three sides by a pond.

As befitting the man who is credited with popularizing meditation in the west, the Yoshio Taniguchi designed museum is a beautifully serene place. The mood is especially powerful when visiting on one of Kanazawa’s frequent rainy days. The gentle sound of the rain pattering in the central pond mixed with the distant cries of hawks in the nature surrounding the museum make this one of the most Zen places you could imagine.

Suggested Activity
Experience Tea Ceremony in Kyoto
Dive into Japanese history with a traditional tea ceremony, together with a visit to Byōdōin Temple -- made famous on the 10-yen coin! Highlights Experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony Visit a famous Buddhist temple Taste Kyoto's unique sweets Your guide will show you the historical sights of Uji, Kyoto's tea-growing district, pointing out old tea shops and other interesting spots. All in all, it's a half-day tour -- great for getting in those steps! ...

Entry is free with the Kanazawa City Cultural Facilities Admission Pass.