Top things to do in Azumino

Top Choice Museum in Azumino

Chihiro Art Museum Azumino

This popular art museum showcases the work of Chihiro Iwasaki (1918–74), who became world-renowned while specialising in children's-book illustrations from the late 1950s until her death in 1974. Built in Azumino be…
Farm in Azumino

Dai-ō Wasabi-Nōjo

Fancy some wasabi wine or ice cream? This farm, a 15-minute bike ride from JR Hotaka Station, is a must for wasabi-lovers. An English map guides you among wasabi plants (130 tonnes of wasabi are grown in flooded fie…
Gallery in Azumino

Rokuzan Bijutsukan

Ten minutes' walk north from JR Hotaka Station, Rokuzan Bijutsukan showcases the work of Meiji-era sculptor Rokuzan Ogiwara (1879–1910; aka the 'Rodin of the Orient') and his Japanese contemporaries in a delightful …
Sweets in Azumino

Good Old Land

This place is popular with lovers of traditional Japanese sweets, such as bean-paste-filled mochi (rice cakes), and serves tea and coffee – but you're going to have to make an effort to get out to its location, by t…