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Hakone Museum of Art

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Address: 1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 460-82-2623

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Beautiful autumn leaves in November

If you want to enjoy autumn leaves in Hakone area, this is the place you should go. It is worth the entrance fee (¥800). I enjoyed the beautiful Japanese garden more than the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
Isabelle688
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Hayama-machi, Japan
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Hayama-machi, Japan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you want to enjoy autumn leaves in Hakone area, this is the place you should go. It is worth the entrance fee (¥800). I enjoyed the beautiful Japanese garden more than the exhibits of the museum itself. The beauty of autumn leaves and moss in the spacious garden is breathtaking! The moss here is taken good care. I visited... More 

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East London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stopped here as a last minute idea...Wow!...We have been to galleries all over the world but none with such a beautiful setting. Only wish we had stayed longer. A lovely relaxing experience with world class exhibits.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The moss lawn beneath the trees is superb, and the musuem itself has a good collection of pottery - some antique and some modern - with some prints as well. Tea house in the garden. Definitely worth a visit if you are looking for Japanese art (rather than the European art at the Hakone Open-Air Museum).

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Be amazed at the ancient Japanese ceramics and imagine the eras when they were utilized. It is a small collection, so, you can take your time to enjoy each piece, then, look away to the views out the windows. The Moss Gardens would be beautiful in each season. We went in the summer and it was just wonderful to "feel"... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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155 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Hakone Museum of Art (箱根美術館, Hakone Bijutsukan), located in Gora, was founded by Okada Mokichi in 1952. Later in 1982, Okada also opened the Museum of Art in Atami that has a much larger display area. Currently, the Hakone Museum of Art focuses on medieval Japanese ceramics from the Jomon period (10,000 B.C. ~ 200 B.C.) to the Edo period... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The building which houses some surprisingly good art is built into the side of a mountain, and is architecturally stunning. The building follows the contours of the mountain, and has great walls of glass. There are works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and Modligione as well as some very interesting Japanese artists. I particularly likes the galleries of Tiffany glass.

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USA
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

It had some very nice selections of modern Japanese art and a very nice café that overlooked the lake. In nice weather, you can see MT. Fuji in the distance.

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Park City, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Museum is ok. Photos of the gardens and outside look gorgeous at other times of the year, but in January it was rather unattractive. However, there isn't much to do in the area so it was nice to pop into the museum for a few minutes.

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Cambridge UK
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Truly delightful gardens and subsidiary buildings; the main museum is on the small side, but with some very interesting medieval artefacts. Only really accessible via the fernicular railway - and then by using the (less frequent) stopping service. But well worth the detour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Great Japanese style garden, which includes a place for you to enjoy tea and sweets. The museum artifacts are very limited. ( they only have ceramics from certain periods )

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