Stimulate the senses.
Goddess of the forest
Enchanting Garden Museum

The Forest of Muse is a museum park hosting three unique facilities. Karuizawa Picturebook Museum, Picturesque Garden, and the Karuizawa Erz Toy Museum.

Erz Toy Museum

With a history of over 300 years and made by the hands of true artisans, toy making is a form of traditional craftsmanship. At the Erz Toy Museum, a number of high quality wooden and educational toys are on display.

Surrounded by Karuizawa’s beautiful scenery,
create a one and only wedding photo.

The Picturesque Garden is a natural garden designed by Paul Smither. While staying true to Karuizawa and using plants native to the grounds, the garden combines elements of both new and old. Our garden that changes with the season is the perfect place for your wedding.


  • Forest Of Muse
    English site released.


  • OPEN
    March · April · November~January/10:00〜16:00

    *Final admission is 30 minutes before closing

    *Please check the home page for Café Ruhe’s hours of operations

    > Every tuesday
    > Opening hours change(Middle of January until end of March)
    > Golden Week and from July~September: Open everyday
    > Closing dates during December and January. Please contact for information.
    Nagano Prefecture, Kitasaku District, Karuizawa City, Nagakura 182 (Shiozawa・Kazakoshi Park Arena)