Omachi Alpine Museum

8056-1 Omachi, Omachi
Official site (Japanese):

Located in Omachi, a town at the foot of the Northern Japan Alps, this museum is Japan’s first mountain-themed museum. The museum introduces the Alps from the perspectives of both science and the humanities.
An observation lounge is located on the third floor from which you can see a wide panorama of the Northern Japan Alps. A small zoo is also on-site and free to enter. Mountain animals and birds are reared and displayed here.



Monday (open if a holiday falls on Monday), the day after a holiday, around New Year 
* Open 7 days a week during Golden Week and in July & Aug


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


400 yen (adult)


By Train5-min taxi ride or 25-min walk from Shinano-Omachi Sta, JR Oito Line
By Car40 min from Azumino Interchange, Nagano Expy
(28 km towards Hakuba via Northern Alps Panorama Road)
* Free parking available for 30 cars and 5 buses