Hiroshi Senju Museum
Located in popular mountain resort town of Karuizawa, the Hirosthi Senju Museum profiles the work of the eponymous artist, known for his paintings of cascading waterfalls and misted-laden cliffs. A practitioner of ‘nihonga’ art, his work is founded on the principles of classic Chinese and Japanese painting however confidently modern, sparse and repetitive. A popular artist in the Japanese corporate world and from a prominent Tokyo family, Senju’s art captivates some viewers while the repetitive nature of his work leaves some viewers uninspired. Set within a beautiful building designed by architect Nishizawa Ryue, exhibition spaces are bright yet tranquil, with a strong sense of contemplation and flow between galleries.
09:00 to 17:00 (last entry at 16:30)
Open daily except for Tuesdays. Closed through winter from Dec.26 to the end of February
Adults: JPY1500 / High School & Uni Students: JPY1000 / Children aged under 15: free of charge
Approximately 1.5 to 2.5-hours drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park
From Karuizawa Station, the museum can be reached in around 10-minutes by taxi