KOUMI-MACHI KOUGEN MUSEUM OF ART
An art museum in the middle of nature
Located in Matsubara Heights, at the base of the magnificent Mt. Yatsugatake, Koumi Machi Kougen Museum of Art was planned on the theme of “harmony and fusion between man and nature.” Set in the natural landscape of the slope of Matsubara heights, with abundant nature all around, the museum is open and spacious reflecting its surroundings. By enjoying art we can come in contact with nature.Through encouraging creativity and welcoming hearts, this is a museum for everyone.
2005 Exhibition Schedule
Tadao Ando Architect and Associates
Ando Tadao; a profile
Some of his best-known works include:
Super High Vision gallery and the digital
SP Record Collection
Mingei (folk craft)
島岡達三 Shimaoka Tatsuzou
栗林今朝男 Kuribayashi Kesao
On Tuesdays; when Tuesday is a holiday, closed the following Wednesday
Also closed the day after National Holidays, when changing the exhibits and during the winter period （from the end of December to the end of March）
However the museum is open on the 30th of April, 5th May, 3rd August and 10th August
Free parking is available for up to 100
Visitors to the museum are asked not to take photographs, use ball pens, fountain pens, brushes or other writing materials inside the museum. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Visitors to the museum are asked not to smoke inside the premises.
Visitors are requested to follow the instructions of the attendants.
Take the Nagano Shinkansen to Sakudaira Sta. Transfer to the Koumi Line and get off at Koumi Sta.Alternately if on the Chou Line, transfer at Kobuchizawa Sta. for the Koumi Line and get off at Koumi Sta. In front of Koumi Sta. get on a bus bound for Koumi Re’ex and get off at bijutsukanmae.Alternately get a taxi to bijutsukanmae. This should take approximately 20 minutes.
For Bus information please contact
On the Chuo Expressway turn off at Sudama IC. Follow Route 141 until you see the turn off for Matsubarako (Matsubara Lake). The museum is approximately 4km past the lake.On the Joshinetsu Expressway turn off at Saku I.C. Follow Route 141 until you see the turn off for Matsubarako (Matsubara Lake). The museum is approximately 4km past the lake.
Main Building 2 Storeys
3. High-Vision Theatre
5. Museum Office
6. Ramp way
8. Exhibit Room A
9. Exhibit Room B
10. Exhibit Room C
11. Inner Garden
From the observatory you can see the whole museum with Mt. Yatsugatake in the background. When you leave the museum why not climb up and take a look?