Chihiro Art Museum Azumino, Matsukawa-mura

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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  • When I came to the front, there was still no hall, and it was before the exhibition room was built. The park was not so large yet, and it was a small time. I visited this for the first time in about 20 years and was surprised at the size of the park. Parents and children enjoyed the park, and the warm atmosphere of the Chihiro Museum of Art spread greatly. The museum was kept so beautiful that it didn't feel like it was around 20 years ago, and the large space that the surrounding mountains and the roof sat in response to it were still alive and well. In a space where you can fully enjoy naito-san's architectural feeling, I stayed for a long time in comfort.
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  • When I went on a trip to Shinshu, I stayed in Azumino, so I went there. It was a spacious park and was on the site. I was healed by the gentle use of the color that was warm and warm. It was not large, but there were also cafes and shops.
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  • 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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