Art Museums

Utsukushigahara Open-Air Museum

美ヶ原高原美術館

Walk through 2,000-meter(6,500-feet)-high greenery and appreciate 350 modern sculptures by famous artists that are always on display.

They are on grasslands with an area of 130,000 square meters (1,400,000 square feet).
The building includes a pictorial art museum, a light museum, and a children’s museum.

Open period Late Apr to mid-Nov
Hours 9:00 - 17:00
Closed Open 7 days a week
Admission ¥1000

Official Site (Japanese)

Access from Ueda Sta

  • 70 min by taxi, or take the bus via Matsumoto (only from early to mid-August)

Santomyuze (Ueda City Art Museum)

サントミューゼ(上田市立美術館)

The Culture and Art Exchange Center opened in 2014.

Exhibited works come from farmer art movement advocated by an oil painter Yamamoto in early 20th century, where farmers were encouraged to make craftworks in agricultural off-seasons.

Hours 9:00 - 17:00
Closed Tue. (open if a national holiday, and closed on the following day), Dec 29th - Jan 3rd
Admission ¥300 (Permanent exhibition)

Official Site (Japanese)

Access from Ueda Sta

  • 7 min on foot

Mugonkan and Shinano Dessin Museum

無言館・信濃デッサン館

The Mugonkan museum exhibits pictures painted by young men who died in WWII, and the dessin houses sketches by painters who died young.

Hours 9:00 - 17:00 (Jul - Aug 9:00 - 18:00)
Closed Every Tuesday from Dec to Mar

Official Site (Japanese)

Access from Ueda Sta

  • Take Ueda Dentetsu Line, get off at Shiodamachi Station and either take the shuttle bus (from April to November) for 7 min, or walk for 30 min

Ozawa Wooden Sculpture Art Museum

尾澤木彫美術館

1,500 works are on display from both father and son Ozawa, epitomizing the very best of farmers' folk art.

Hours 9:00 - 18:00 (Nov - Mar 9:00 - 17:00)
Closed Open 7 days a week
Admission ¥500

Jorakuji Temple Art Museum

常楽寺美術館


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Museums

Sanada Clan History Museum

真田氏歴史館


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Ikenami Shotaro Sanada Taiheiki-kan (Memorial Museum)

池波正太郎真田太平記館


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Ueda City Museum (Located inside Ueda Castle Park)

上田市立博物館 (上田城跡公園内)


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