After wandering through Omicho Market, we visit Kanazawa Castle Park and Kenroku-en Garden, another of Japan’s ‘Three Great Gardens’ of Japan. Then onto D. T. Suzuki Museum, dedicated to Daisetsu Suzuki, who played a key role in introducing Zen to the West. Designed by Yoshio Taniguchi (best-known for the redesign of MoMA in New York), the museum is a reflection of Zen Buddhist philosophy and Suzuki’s work. We will also visit the circular 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art where some of the permanent collection includes works by James Turrell, Patrick Blanc, and Pipilotti Rist.
(Meals: B, D)