Chihiro Art Museum Azumino
3358-24, Nishihara, Matsukawa-mura Kita-Azumi-gun, Nagano, 399-8501, Japan
9am – 5pm
Japanese Golden Week Holidays, and O-bon 9am – 6pm. Closed on fourth Wednesdays, except holidays (when open on Wednesday, closed the following Thursday). Open every day of Golden Week and the month of August. The museum is closed from December 16 through the last day of February.
Adults: JPY800 (JPY700) / Junior high and high school students: Free / Elementary school students: Free. (Prices in parenthesis are discount rates for disabled visitors and their attendants, seniors (65+), groups of 20+ /Visually impaired visitors : Free
From Shinjuku and Nagoya Stations, see below.
From Narita Airport to Shinjuku Station
Route 1) Take the Narita Express to Shinjuku Station (approx. 90 min.).
Route 2) Take the Keisei Skyliner to Nippori Station (approx. 44 min.), transfer to the JR Yamanote Line and get off at Shinjuku Station (approx. 20 min.).
From Haneda Airport to Shinjuku Station
Take the Keikyu Line to Shinagawa Station (approx. 16 min.), transfer to the JR Yamanote Line and get off at Shinjuku Station (approx. 19 min.).
From Kansai Airport to Nagoya Station
Route 1) Take the JR Kansai Airport Line to Osaka Station (approx. 1 hr. 11 min.), transfer to the JR Tokai-do Line and get off at Shin-Osaka Station (approx. 3 min.). At Shin-Osaka Station, take the Shinkansen Line to Nagoya Station (approx. 52 min.).
Route 2) Take the Airport Express Haruka on the JR Kansai Airport Line to Shin-Osaka Station (approx. 49 min.), transfer to the JR Shinkansen and get off at Nagoya Station (approx. 52 min.).
From Chubu International Airport to Nagoya Station
Take the Meitetsu Line to Nagoya Station (approx. 37 min.).
By Express Bus
Take the Keikyu Bus bound for Hakuba at the Shinjuku west exit bus termninal (approx. 3 hr. 43 min.). Get off at Azumino Matsukawa bus stop. Take a taxi to the museum (approx. 8 min.).
The museum is easily accessible from Shinano Matsukawa station, JR Oito Line: 3 minutes by taxi, 7 minutes by rental bicycle, or a 25 minutes on foot. By car, the museum is located about 20 minutes from Azumino IC, Nagano Expressway.
The region in which the Chihiro Art Museum Azumino is located offers easy acces to year-round recreational activities, including picking fruit at a nearby orchard, camping or hiking in the summer months, skiing in winter, and hot springs throughout the year.
Groups of 20+ will get a JPY100 discount per person on admission and are welcome by appointment. To schedule, please fill out and submit the following application form.
Application for Group visits
Gallery talks are available upon request. Talks, usually conducted in Japanese, last about 10 to 15 minutes and cover the museum’s history, Chihiro Iwasaki, and current exhibitions. For talks in English, please submit a request prior to your visit. Groups of fewer than 20 people are also welcome to make appointments for gallery talks (although group admission discounts will not apply). Visitors are requested to read PLEASE NOTE before their visit.
Food and drinks are not permitted in the museum except the cafe. Also, smoking in the museum, entering the museum with pets, and taking photographs or video in the exhibit rooms are prohibited.
To protect the artwork, please do not touch exhibited works. Visitors accompanying small children are requested to be particularly cautious.