Northern Alps Viewing Museum of Art (Ikeda Municipal Museum of Art)

7782 Aizome, Ikeda, Kitaazumi-gun
Official site (Japanese):

Situated before Mt. Ariake, also known as the “Fuji of Nagano”, this art museum sits at a high elevation that allows you to look out over the rural views of Azumino at the foot of the Northern Japan Alps. A collection of local artists’ pottery and oil painting works showcasing the charm of the Azumino area are on display. A café corner and a terrace from which you can sketch are also available. A wonderful lavender garden is located in front of the museum.



Monday (closed on Tuesday if Monday is a holiday), Dec 11 - end of Feb


9:00 - 17:00 (Final entry 16:30)


400 yen (adult)


By Train8 km or 15-min taxi ride from Hotaka Sta, JR Oito Line
3.2 km or 6-min taxi ride from Azumi-Oiwake Sta, JR Oito Line
By Car13.5 km or 20 min from Azumino Interchange, Nagano Expy