Chihiro Art Museum Azumino, Matsukawa-mura

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Set in a stylish, modern wooden chalet overlooking the Northern Japanese Alps, Chihiro Art Museum Azumino puts you in the world of Chihiro Iwasaki, the famous water colorist and illustrator of children’s books. Relax and feel the creative ambiance in which she worked as you enter the museum, set within a large park featuring a pond. A permanent display tells the story of Iwasaki's book illustrations, while the museum's main exhibits change every two months. You can walk around the property and enjoy sweeping mountain views beside ponds designed by a Czech artist. Inside, children can flip through books in a large library, while you enjoy a coffee from the snack area. See Chihiro Art Museum Azumino and all Matsukawa-mura has to offer by arranging your trip with our Matsukawa-mura trip itinerary planner.
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  • The grounds here are lovely, in a perfect park setting, completely wonderful for children to play and explore with their families. Chihiro loved children, as evident in her art and exemplified in...  more »
  • I loved this museum and I came to Azumino for this museum. It was beautiful, from the outside to the inside. I really enjoyed how it is located at the countryside and the intention of setting up this....  more »
  • This is a good place for local history Buffs and fans of ちひろーさん。 It is particularly good to see the old train and the classroom kept restored for future Generations - as well as the library and actual classroom . Anybody interested in local Japanese history should enjoy this place It also has a good-sized play area for children as well as a historically based souvenir gift shop and some food and refreshments are available. Obviously I have not mentioned the art which can speak for itself and its time period And feeling or emotion.
  • Quiet, cute small museum with a wonderful little park. The artwork inside is mostly children related. The interviews and watercolors of Hiroshima survivors is quite powerful. I wish they had been translated to English. The artwork outside is not extensive, but is impressive. There is even a soft serve ice cream stand in the parking lot. It was quite tasty and the very nice lady who runs the stand is also a dairy Farmer who confirmed that it is made from the fresh milk from her farm.

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