Let's Have Fun!!!

ペットも一緒に楽しめるトリックアート
カフェでゆっくりひと休み
ペットも一緒にたのしめます
Touch Art

See and feel world-famous masterpieces!

This is art appreciation using all five senses! The appearance of the pieces can change depending on the angle of viewing. Above, below, left, right; it's fun to view them from different perspectives. Hey, is that flat or is it 3D? Let's try touching it and find out.




With Pets

Pets may enter the museum with you.

Also, you may use the café in the building. How about taking a trick photo together with your pet for a fun souvenir? Pets may enter the museum with you. Also, you may use the café in the building. How about taking a trick photo together with your pet for a fun souvenir?

Café

At ZaCafe ART aLIVE, you will find foods and beverages made from choice ingredients, such as coffee from organic beans and smoothies made using apples from Nagano Prefecture. The café also has a corner with books and magazines and a kids’ corner, both of which are very popular. Drop in to enjoy a leisurely tea while your kids play next to you.
Snow Ice

Snow Ice

From Yokohama China Town
Sundae

Sundae

Taste Local Fruits
Food

Food

Quick and Light Meal

Karuizawa Tourism

旧軽井沢商店街にある当館はハイキングやレンタサイクルにも絶好のポイントです。当館ご利用の方は駐車場を90分無料でご利用いただけますので、旧軽井沢散策の起点としてご利用ください。

About Karuizawa

In 1888, Canadian missionary Alexander Croft Shaw visited this area and, charmed by its scenic natural beauty, opened a vacation home here. Subsequently, many celebrities built villas in Karuizawa, and a shopping district grew up to serve the residents of the villas. Karuizawa has now become a resort area that can be enjoyed year round. The area is now known and loved by celebrities worldwide, as seen by the fact that even Bill Gates has built a vacation home here.

The area around Kyu-Karuizawa is ideal for walking.

A stroll through the area around Kyu-Karuizawa’s Ginza Street lets you enjoy Rev. Shaw’s old site, historic architecture, the tennis court where the emperor and empress first met, and more. The walking course leads you through tranquil, forested villas and in the summer, you can enjoy the cool breeze as sunshine filters down through the trees. We recommend the following course: Museum parking lot → the back road and off through the woods → the tennis court where the emperor and empress met → the church → souvenir shopping in the area → the Museum. A visit to the Museum takes about one hour.

Have lots of fun, even on bad weather days.

Karuizawa is an enjoyable place to experience nature, but on rainy days there are not that many places to visit. Our activities can be enjoyed by couples, families, and groups. And after the rain stops, the moist trees and flowers glisten brilliantly, making for an enjoyably mysterious scene. Be sure to take a walk around the area and discover the many fine places for taking pictures.



Hours of Operation

March 1 Regular time 10am〜18pm
July 15 - August 31 Summertime 9am - 7pm