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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Regular Hours 10:00〜18:00
Closed dates 1/11、1/12、1/13 2月1日〜10日 (Open in Saturday/Sunday)