Obuse is famous as the home of the Hokusai Museum. It houses works by the Edo-era woodblock artist Kastsushika Hokusai, well known for his Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji. He lived in Obuse when in his 70s, and produced many brush paintings during that time.
Hokusai Museum (北斎館), 485 Obuse (In the centre of the restored town area, next to the bus parking area), ☎ 026-247-5206, . 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for the months of April through October, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the months of November through March, closed on December 31 and January 1.. Displays works of the Edo era artist Katsushika Hokusai.Adults ¥500; school students ¥300. edit
Obusession, Venue varies, ☎ 026-247-7511, . A monthly gathering to share knowledge, experiences, food and drink. Held on the 11th of January, 2nd of February, 3rd of March, 4th April etc. firstname.lastname@example.org Adults ¥5000. edit
Country Kitchen San-Poo-Loh (カントリーキッチン傘風楼), 500 Obuse Machi (Opposite the Hokusai Museum), ☎ 026-247-1113, . 0730-2100. An elegant restaurant and coffee shop in the heart of Obuse. Italian food and fresh bread. Excellent service, delicious coffee, and delightful decor. Regular coffee ¥400; Cappucino ¥450; coffee and cake sets from ¥600. edit