Hori Tatsuo Literature Memorial Hall


Born in Tokyo in 1905, Tatsuo Hori, a writer active in the early Showa period, visited Karuizawa in 1923 at the age of 19. Since then, he has visited the area every year and left numerous works set in Karuizawa. He settled in Oibu in 1944 and died in 1953 at the age of 49 in a house he built here.
 This memorial hall is a literary museum that exhibits and preserves materials related to Tatsuo Hori, a writer who loved Karuizawa very much. The museum has an exhibition room where visitors can learn about the life and literary background of Tatsuo Hori, with manuscripts, letters, first editions, and beloved items on display, as well as the residence where Tatsuo spent the last years of his life and a library containing his favorite books. In the reading room, visitors can browse through books related to Tatsuo Hori.

The area around the museum is also associated with Tatsuo Hori, and visitors can enjoy walking around the area.


Hori Tatsuo Literature Memorial Hall

Address 662 Oaza-Oiwake, Karuizawa-cho, Kitasaku-gun
TEL 0267-45-2050
Business Hours 9:00 - 17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
Regular closing day Wednesdays (If Wednesday is a national holiday, the museum will be open.)
Year-end and New Year holidays (Dec. 28 - Jan. 4)
Open daily from July 15 to October 31
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