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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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Awesome garden and display

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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melbourne
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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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28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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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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Taipei, Taiwan
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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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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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