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Kanazawa Umimirai Library

金沢海みらい図書館

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Recommendation by Lemi

Perforated sunlight filters in from the 6,000 round windows of this massive library in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. On any day, bookworms weave through the labyrinth of free-standing shelves to pore over a selection of 400,000 books. The structure is simple, a white rectangular block, but it’s in the simple repetitions that the public library stuns its visitors. The straightforward structure is stripped from excess, a tranquil atmosphere enveloping the room as people dive into other worlds between the pages found within.


Library · Avant Garde · Industrial Looking · Minimalist Spaces · Architectural Admirations · Bookworm · Educational · Local Experience · Easier with a Car · Take a Taxi · Budget · Photo Spot · Relax & Chill · Attentive Staff · For Two · Small Groups · Solo

Open today: 10:00-17:00

I-1-1 Jichumachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

+81 76 266 2011
Walk-in only, Indoors

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