Museums

Azumino City

  • Toyoshina Museum of Modern Art

    Closed
    Monday, the day after a national holiday, Dec 28 - Jan 4
    Hours
    9:00 - 17:00 (Final entry 16:30)
    Admission
    520 yen (adult)
    This beautiful art museum boasts Western, Romanesque architecture and a garden with roses that … Read more
  • Yukio Tabuchi Memorial Hall

    Closed
    Monday (open if a holiday falls on Monday), the day after a national holiday, Dec 28 - Jan 4
    Hours
    9:00 - 17:00
    Admission
    310 yen (adult)
    Yukio Tabuchi (1905-1989) was a mountain photographer and insect researcher who climbed his beloved … Read more
  • Takahashi Setsuro Art Museum of Azumino

    Closed
    Monday (open if a holiday falls on Monday), the day after a national holiday, Dec 28 - Jan 4
    Hours
    9:00 - 17:00
    Admission
    410 yen (adult)
    This art museum is dedicated to Setsuro Takahashi (1914-2007), an artist who used lacquer … Read more
  • Rokuzan Art Museum

    Closed
    Open 7 days a week (May - Oct)
    Mondays and the day after a national holiday (Nov - Apr)
    Hours
    9:00 - 17:10 (last admission 30 min. before close) (Mar - Oct)
    9:00 - 16:10 (last admission 30 min. before close) (Nov - Feb)
    Admission
    700 yen (adult)
    Visitors can see the works of Rokuzan (Morie) Ogiwara who is called "Japan’s Rodin", … Read more
  • Jansem Art Museum

    Closed
    Currently closed temporarily (normally closed on Tuesdays)
    Hours
    9:00 - 17:00
    Admission
    850 yen (adult)
    The world’s first museum dedicated to Jean Jansem, who was a leader of the … Read more
  • Azumino Arthills Museum

    Closed
    Tuesdays
    Hours
    Summer hours (Apr - Oct) 9:00 - 18:00
    Winter hours (Nov - Mar) 9:00 - 17:00
    Admission
    800 yen (adult)
    A large collection of local and international glassware, a glass-blowing studio where you can … Read more
  • TRIAD IIDA-KAN

    Closed
    None
    May close occasionally for maintenance or exhibition changes
    Hours
    10:00 - 16:00
    Admission
    Free
    This museum displays the works of Yoshikuni Iida, one of post-war Japan’s foremost and … Read more
  • Alps Azumino National Government Park Horigane & Hotaka Region

    Closed
    Monday (open if a holiday falls on Monday; closed the next day in such cases), Dec 31, Jan 1
    * Open 7 days a week during Golden Week and from July 20 - Aug 31
    Hours
    9:30 - 17:00 (until 18:00 in July and Aug, until 16:00 from Nov to Feb)
    Admission
    450 yen (adult)
    Tulips, rape blossoms, sunflowers, cosmos, and other flowers bloom before the Japanese Alps in … Read more
  • Morinoouchi Picture Book Museum

    Closed
    Thursdays
    Hours
    9:30 - 17:00 (Final entry 16:30)
    * Dec - Feb: 9:30 - 16:30 (Final entry 16:00)
    Open days and hours may vary. Please check the official website for details.
    Admission
    800 yen (adult)
    The Morinoouchi Museum is an art museum in the woods, which was based on … Read more
  • Vinsanchi Art Museum Azumino

    Closed
    Mon - Thu, and from Dec to Apr
    Hours
    10:00 - 16:00
    Admission
    500 yen (adult) * Includes one drink
    A fantastic art museum situated within a forest. Within this log house interior, you … Read more
  • Mountain Art Museum

    Closed
    Thursdays (open if a holiday falls on Thursday), Dec 11 - Mar 9
    Hours
    10:00 - 16:00
    Admission
    600 yen (adult)
    At the base of the Northern Japan Alps sits this museum where you can … Read more
  • Hisa Soyano Suisaikan

    Closed
    Tuesdays & Wednesdays (open if a holiday falls on either day), around New Year. Closed irregularly for interior work
    * Open every day during Golden Week and Obon holidays
    Hours
    9:30 - 16:30
    Admission
    400 yen (adult)
    A museum dedicated to Hisa Soyano, a local watercolor painter. These works were painted … Read more

Ikeda Town & Matsukawa Village

  • Chihiro Art Museum Azumino

    Closed
    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
    Hours
    9:00 - 17:00 (until 18:00 during Golden Week & Obon Holidays)
    Admission
    900 yen (adult)
    This picture book museum is themed around Chihiro Iwasaki’s (1918-1974) life goal of making … Read more
  • Northern Alps Viewing Museum of Art (Ikeda Municipal Museum of Art)

    Closed
    Monday (closed on Tuesday if Monday is a holiday), Dec 11 - end of Feb
    Hours
    9:00 - 17:00 (Final entry 16:30)
    Admission
    400 yen (adult)
    Situated before Mt. Ariake, also known as the “Fuji of Nagano”, this art museum … Read more

Omachi City

  • Alps Azumino National Government Park Omachi & Matsukawa Region

    Closed
    Monday (open if a holiday falls on Monday, closed the day after a holiday), Dec 31, Jan 1
    * Open 7 days a week during Golden Week and from July 20 - Aug 31
    Hours
    9:30 - 17:00 (until 18:00 in July and Aug, until 16:00 from Nov to Feb)
    Admission
    450 yen (adult)
    Come enjoy attractions like the forest experience house, grand field playhouse, the Sky Corridor … Read more
  • Omachi Alpine Museum

    Closed
    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
    Hours
    9:00 - 17:00 (Final entry 16:30)
    Admission
    400 yen (adult)
    Located in Omachi, a town at the foot of the Northern Japan Alps, this … Read more
  • Nishimaru Shinya Memorial Hall (Kizaki Komaruyama Paleolithic Site)

    Closed
    Tue - Thu, and from Dec to Mar
    * Open 7 days a week during Golden Week
    Hours
    10:00 - 16:30
    Admission
    500 yen (adult, includes Bach Coffee, exhibition catalog, etc.)
    A memorial hall dedicated to Shin’ya Nishimaru (1923-2012), who was an explorer, mountaineer, food … Read more

Hakuba Village

  • Hakuba Saegusa Art Museum

    Closed
    Dec - Mar and irregular
    Hours
    9:00 - 17:00 (9:30 - 17:00 in Apr and Nov)
    Admission
    700 yen (adult)
    Works featuring the four seasons of Hakuba drawn by the 80 top Western-style painters … Read more
  • Tetsuo Kikuchi Photo Gallery

    Closed
    Wednesday (open 7 days a week in July & Aug), closed for winter
    Hours
    9:00 - 17:00 (Apr - Oct), 10:00 - 16:00 (Nov)
    Admission
    400 yen (adult)
    Tetsuo Kikuchi is a mountain photographer who has been photographing the Hakuba Mountain Range … Read more