Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa

Art Museum
Located in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture, this private art museum exhibits the works it owns created by artist Hiroshi Senju, a modern Japanese painter who is active around the world. The building was designed by architect Ryue Nishizawa and has large glass windows that give it a bright and spacious atmosphere. It also has a beautiful garden with various trees and plants, and is a creative space that achieves harmony with nature. The museum holds exhibitions that introduce Senju’s works as well as special exhibitions according to different themes. There are also a bakery café and shop, and guests can relax and enjoy art and nature.

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Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Nagakura 815 map map Map
9:30-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
Tuesday (open during public holidays and Golden Week, July- Sep.)
[Closed during winter] 12/2June- Sunday at the end of Feb.
[Admission fee] General 1,500yen, Student 1,000yen, Junior High School Students and below Free
Parking Lot
Available(60spaces, large bus 5spaces)
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Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
※Available from 2023
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English Menu
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Stunning Building. Art OK.
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.11.16
    A unique approach to defining a building, well worth the visit. Unfortunately the art, while well-executed, is not cohesive and sometimes derivative. I tried to imagine the experience of the building...
  • Building More Interesting Than The Art
    3.0 Reviewed : 2019.01.16
    Senju-san is a gifted artist whith a rather unique style. However, most of his work is is similar, nothing that makes me want to return for a second look. The museum (gallery) was far more...
  • Must-visit for the architecture
    5.0 Reviewed : 2018.09.09
    It’s strange how this one artist Hiroshi Senju has a museum dedicated solely to displaying his work, especially since he is pretty contemporary and his work isn’t so prolific or even that...

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