Maeda Tosanokami Shiryokan Museum

Name in Japanese: 前田土佐守家資料館
Area: Ishikawa , Kanazawa
Address: 2 Chome-10-17 Katamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa-ken [map]
Phone: 076-233-1561 076-233-1561
Access: 1.8 km from Kanazawa Station Hokuriku Shinkansen
Hours: 9:30 a.m. − 5:00 p.m
Admission: Adults: ¥300
Seniors: ¥200

A modern museum built in 2002. Although there is an English pamphlet, most of the displays have only a summary in English. As a lot of the displays are things like letters and scrolls, it’s enough just to admire the remarkable penmanship in a bunch of 400 year old documents.

It’s not just a bunch of letters though. The museum includes Samurai armour and various artefacts such as stamps, and pottery and a beautiful Shointei garden – which sadly can only be admired from behind glass.

Worth a quick look if you have the Kanazawa City Cultural Facilities Admission Pass which provides free entrance, but could be skipped otherwise.