Chino Cultural Complex

Chino Cultural Complex
Chino City Museum of Art

Chino Cultural Complex is found in Chino City, Nagano Prefecture, a highland city at the foot of Mount Yatsugatake, located southeast of the Suwa Basin centered on Lake Suwa. It is a cultural complex containing Chino City Museum of Art, along with a theater, music performance space, citizens’ gallery, library and other facilities. Based on the idea of “a place where every member of the community takes a leading role,” it was built in 2005 as a center for community interaction, with direct citizen participation in architectural planning. Directly connected with JR Chino Station, it is the gateway to Jomon relics and ruins such as the earthen figurines “Jomon Venus” and “Masked Goddess,” both National Treasures, and the historic Suwa Taisha Shrine. We aspire to be a center for community interaction where people can gather, experience different types of expression and art, and create culture.

What kind of place is Chino Cultural Complex?

The place where every community member takes a leading role.

  • A place for all types of people living in the community

  • A place where you can experience the uniqueness of theater

  • A place to encounter and interact with art

  • A place to encounter never-before-seen expressions and genuine art

  • A place to enrich the spirit through cultural experiences

  • A place to tell everyone how much fun the town is

  • We go out into the community to spread art and culture

  • We welcome project ideas and suggestions from everyone in the community

User Guide

Chino Cultural Complex / Chino City Museum of Art

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Library and museum permanent exhibition room: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Days Closed
Every Tuesday (If Tuesday is a public holiday, the next business day)
End of year and New Year (December 29 through January 3 of the following year)
Community Culture Creation Co., Ltd. , Chino Cultural Complex Designated Administrator
  • 1-1-1 Tsukahara
    Chino City
    Nagano Prefecture
  • TEL: 0266-82-8222
  • FAX: 0266-82-8223
  • Official Website in Japanese


By train:
Take the JR Chuo Main Line and get off at JR Chino Station; directly connected from East exit, about one minute
By car:
About 12 minutes from Suwa IC on the Chuo Expressway



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