Karuizawa Picturebook Forest Museum

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Karuizawa Picturebook Forest Museum | Get Lost in Your Childhood Stories

Karuizawa Picturebook Forest Museum | Get Lost in Your Childhood Stories

Karuizawa Ehon-no Mori Bijutsukan, or Picture Book Forest Museum, is located in the forest of Karuizawa. Karuizawa itself became an area popular among Westerners after A.C. Shaw, a missionary, built a villa there in 1886. The Karuizawa Picture Book Museum displays approximately 6,000 works including picture books as its name suggests. Most of the works here are Anglo-American works. The museum also has the original sketches of the works of the picture books. Visitors can expect to find first editions and sketches of well-known picture books and stories such as Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Rabbit. The museum also has a book shop and garden shop. Visitors can relax and read their books in the garden area while enjoying nature. Karuizawa Ehon-no Mori Bijutsukan is a relaxing place to visit for children and adults to enjoy or reminisce their childhood stories when in Karuizawa.


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