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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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Magical Garden

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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.

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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 

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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The exhibitions are fine, the green tea is perfect, the mountain view is amazing and the moss garden is super beautiful!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Well this is the first art museum where the art is actually the landscape that the building is in(being over 50 years old), the trees, moss and stones being placed. I had a chat with one of the gardeners (help from google translate) who was cutting weeds from the moss, an endless and fruitless task. The weather didn't help, as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I wonder why it's called a Museum of Art, when the main emphasis on potteries is more of an anthropological nature than art. But the rock garden is very interesting, although somewhat contrived, like most Japanese gardens.

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Hayama-machi, Japan
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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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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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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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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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Address: 1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 460-82-2623
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Kanagawa Prefecture  >  Ashigarashimo-gun  >  Hakone-machi

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