museum of historical folklore


This facility preserves and exhibits materials related to the cultural history of the road, such as earthenware from the Jomon period and the history of the inns along the Nakasendo Highway, as well as materials introducing the development of the area as a vacation home after the Meiji period and daily tools that supported life in the high-cool climate.

 Chinese ceramics from the collection of the late Mr. Saburo Yoshizawa are also on display, and in the garden by the entrance is a monument to Midoriko Sugiura, which was moved from after her villa in Nakakaruizawa.

Please also see "History and Folklore Museum News" on the related website.


museum of historical folklore

Address 2112-101 Nagakura, Karuizawa-cho, Kitasaku-gun
TEL 0267-42-6334
Business Hours Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Regular closing day Mondays (open if Monday is a national holiday) *Open all year round from July 15 to October 31
Closed for winter from November 16 to March 31 of the following year.
*If you wish to visit the museum during the winter closure, we can accept more than 10 people on weekdays only. Prior notice required.
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