Sightseeing Spots

We will introduce recommended sightseeing spots for Ueda City in Nagano Prefecture from the categories of nature, history and culture, experiences, hot springs, and Japan heritage.



Utsukushigahara Open-Air Museum

An open-air art museum on the east side of the Utsukushigahara Highlands, at an elevation of 2,000 m.
Roughly 350 pieces of modern sculpture by both native and international artists are normally on display on the 13-hectare (32-acre) grounds.
There are also indoor exhibitions such as a pictorial art museum, a light museum, and a children’s museum, so you can enjoy a variety of modern art.
You can make use of the adjoining Restaurant Compote, Restaurant Asanoha, and shopping mall without entering the museum.


Location 2085−70 Takeshi Kamihon’iri, Ueda
Tel 0268-86-2331
0268-85-2111(winter months)
Hours 9:00 – 17:00 (Final entry 16:30)
Closed Closed for the winter from early November until about May
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