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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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Ignore the museum, enjoy the garden!

The museum itself was so-so. But the outdoor garden, OMG, was so beautiful. It was a picture from any angle. We went there during autumn, the colorful trees and leaves just took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum itself was so-so. But the outdoor garden, OMG, was so beautiful. It was a picture from any angle. We went there during autumn, the colorful trees and leaves just took your breath away. In the souvenir store we saw pictures of the garden in other season, which are also beautiful. There's a tea house in the garden in... More 

Thank bruce l
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outdoor garden alone is worth making a trip to this beautiful attraction two stops up the hill from the Gora main station via the cable car. Gardens include several water features over its undulating slopes. Multiple walkways make it easy to explore the garden. The indoor museum is concentrated mainly with various pottery pieces from the 700's to the... More 

Thank Scott D
Perth, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Accessible by the cable car (veer right about 20 paces from the station) and right next to Gora Park. If you wish to see both the museum and Gora Park, buy a combined ticket at the museum for ¥1,100. We saw Gora Park first which charged an admission cost of ¥500 (worth seeing) then came around to the museum which... More 

Thank EricPerth_Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The moss garden was really nice. The museum, so-so. A collection of relatively simple kitchen tools from different historic periods. Nothing too fancy. Maybe it is of interest to some people, but I didn't find it a must-see attraction.

Thank alexgo1
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129 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The Hakone Museum of art is an interesting visit. It is not a large museum, but the examples of ceramics covers hundreds of years of pottery in Japan. Equally interesting is the Moss Garden outside. Few people were there, which allowed us to sit and enjoy the beautiful landscaping. Seats were conveniently place so we could stop and view the... More 

Thank Randall W
Yokohama, Japan
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40 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This garden is divided into 4 sections, moss, mabmoo, hagi and stones. Especially moss garden is really amazing! In the garden, there are so many trees and flowers, and lots of insects like honeybees, ants, etc looked pretty busy to collect honey. Also you can have real green tea at tea house in the garden. Definitely this is one of... More 

1 Thank hakiko_5
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Many of the exhibits have a short English explanation. The view of the garden from the comfortable 2nd floor resting area is lovely.

1 Thank Mary S
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Went to see the museum and garden but spent most time in the garden which is magnificent and so photogenic. The museum had a lot of pottery and very faded pictures. We couldn't connect with it at all. The museum shop is worthwhile but the garden makes the entry fee worthwhile.

2 Thank Canberra_Traveller
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I got into the museum for 350 yen with my student ID and Hakone Free Pass. I definitely would not have been happy paying the actual admission fee of 900 yen. The museum collection is quite small and consists mostly of bowls, pots, etc. Only a few of the items are colorful. If love old pottery, then you will like... More 

Thank Conor C
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

One of the museum staff gave us a presentation at our onsen and we were so impressed that we visited this place the next day. Glad we did. Wonderful display of historical pottery works. A truly post card garden. Helpful volunteer staff. A must visit.

1 Thank hajijohn

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