We Visited Tateshina Teddy Bear Museum in Nagano

The next morning after the first day, we had breakfast at 9 o’clock.


The rice was Okayu (お粥), a common type of Japanese rice porridge, and a variety of side dishes were served, including grilled salmon and Tamagoyaki omelet.

In the morning, we could see Lake Suwa’s beautiful scenery through the window of our room. Thanks to the fair weather, the view was spectacular and wonderful.

Following breakfast, I took the open-air Onsen hot spring bath attached to our room. And after that, we checked out of the hotel.


At the time of check out, a hotel staffer served us a cup of coffee.

Tateshina Teddy Bear Museum (蓼科テディベア美術館)

Tateshina Teddy Bear Museum

We left the hotel and headed to Tateshina Kogen (蓼科高原) Highland situated in Chino City,

where Yasujiro Ozu Memorial Tateshinakogen Film Festival is held every year.

About an hour and a half later, we arrived at the Tateshina Teddy Bear Museum (蓼科テディベア美術館) in the Tateshina Kogen highlands.

The establishment in Nagano is Japan’s largest teddy bear museum, housing over 11,000 teddy bears.


Now, let’s look at the photos I took in the museum.

You can shoot pictures in the entrance hall with a teddy bear representing your birth month.

In the safari park, she was bitten on the neck by the lion.

But these two gentle huge-size teddy bears welcomed us on the sofa.

Wearing a teddy bear costume, you can get shots on the stage with the light lit up. Of course, it’s all free of charge!

Here are the rest of the photographs I took in the museum.


  • Tateshina Teddy Bear Museum has 18 exhibition booths with dioramas recreating the scenes of various countries.
  • The establishment prides itself on its 0.8 mm teddy bear, listed in the Guinness Book as the world’s most tiny teddy bear.
  • In the souvenir shop, you can see a wide range of products, many of which are related to teddy bears.


If you plan to visit Nagano for sightseeing and love teddy bears, I highly recommend this spot!

  • Address: 1522 Ashida-Hatsukano, Tateshina-Machi, Nagano Prefecture (MAP)
  • Open: 9:00 to 18:00 (April to October), 9:30 to 17:00 (November to March)
  • Closed: Tuesdays (November to March)


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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