Chihiro Art Museum Azumino

3358-24 Nishihara, Matsukawa, Kitaazumi-gun

This picture book museum is themed around Chihiro Iwasaki’s (1918-1974) life goal of making peace and happiness for children. Chihiro’s works, originals, and more are displayed here, as well as picture books from every country, making it the largest picture book collection in the world.
Within the 53,500-square-meter park resides an area where guests can relax that is themed around the best-selling book “Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window”.



The fourth Wednesday of every month (Open every day during Golden Week and in August), closed for winter (Dec 16 - end of Feb)
*Occasionally closed to change exhibitions


9:00 - 17:00 (until 18:00 during Golden Week & Obon Holidays)


900 yen (adult)


By Train2.5 km from Shinano-Matsukawa Sta, JR Oito Line
(5 min by taxi, 10 min by bike, or 30 min on foot)
By Car30 min from Azumino Interchange, Nagano Expy