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Hakone Museum of Art

1300 Gora, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
+81 460-82-2623
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Ranked #10 of 58 attractions in Hakone-machi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Taipei, Taiwan
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136 reviews 136 reviews
121 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
53 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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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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11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Tokyo, Japan
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stumbled across the Hakone Museum of Art purely by accident and were really glad we did! The art is presented beautifully but the highlight for us were the gardens. The moss garden was so beautiful and we were lucky enough to be shown into one of the gardens that was, at the time, closed to the public. The history... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I was visited in mid-November, it's amazing. Bright colors of leaves in the Japanese garden. I can stay for a day without leaving. Very peaceful in traditional Japanese way.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We were met at the entrance by a friendly English speaking guide who personally took us through the fabulous, breathtaking grounds (even one area closed to the general public). The art is beautifully presented and the grounds, especially the moss garden, should be a must-see if you travel to Hakone.

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Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

The Hakone Museum of Art is a rather grand name for what is really only a very modest collection of historical Japanese pottery in four small rooms. The museum is set in a quite delightful moss garden which is almost worth the rather steep price of admission of ¥900. (By comparison the Tokyo National Museum with its numerous galleries only... More

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