The design of the museum itself is sleek, playful, and modern.
The “Death Star” portion of the building contains the gift shop and cafe.
Although photography inside the museum is forbidden, the museum grounds are home to a glass sculpture garden overlooking Nanao Bay. Just follow the path from the parking lot down toward the Michi no Eki.
I’m so happy that I got to take this last trip up north before I left, and to have taken it with such awesome friends. As for photos, I do still have tons of unpublished photos of Japan (and lots of the Noto), and I’ve been going to Japan/API events around Seatttle, so expect some of those in the future.
Notojima Glass Art Museum
125-10 Koda-machi, Notojima, Nanao-shi, Ishikawa-ken 926-0211
April – November: 9:00-17:00
December – March: 9:00-16:30
Closed every 3rd Tuesday; if Tuesday is a national holiday, closed the following day
Closed Dec. 29 – Jan. 1 for New Year’s
No closures for Obon in August
Price: adults: 800 yen
Parking is available.
*For the art, I had to guess the position of some of the pieces based on the map on the website if I didn’t get a clear shot of the placard. If I wrongly attributed a piece, let me know!