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Narukawa Art Museum

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Address: 570 Motohakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0522, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 460-83-6828
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unrivaled view of Lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji

After taking a pirate ship across Lake Ashi, we walked up the hill to this gem of a museum. The view of Lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji is spectacular. We could see the lake but were being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Westchester County, New York

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Westchester County, New York
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103 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

After taking a pirate ship across Lake Ashi, we walked up the hill to this gem of a museum. The view of Lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji is spectacular. We could see the lake but were being teased by clouds around Mt. Fuji. Nevertheless, they have wall-to-wall windows with comfy seating facing the lake below. There's also a very nice... More 

Thank MawaNewYork
Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The museum is small, but has some really interesting Japanese Modern Art- worth checking out if that's up your alley. This is great for most tourists though, due to the fact that is has an amazing view of Ashinoko, Hakone Shrine, and Mt. Fuji, and they've created a decent area to do so, with seats and big glass windows, plus... More 

Thank shonya_singh
Palo Alto
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145 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

First of all the best thing about this museum is the view out of the window through which you can see Lake Ashi, the Hakone Shrine and sometimes, if you're lucky, Mt. Fuji. I liked the size of the museum too - three large rooms just about fits my attention span. And last, but not least, the artwork is lovely.... More 

Thank pawdy
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We visited here as an alternative activity as we were supposed to have a cable car ride but it was closed due to bad weather. I thought it would be a bit of a bore ,BUT in fact it was a really pleasant visit- lovely art work and an unusual collection of Kaleidoscopes. really nice gift shop- probably the best... More 

Thank Brandylady
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We happened across this museum while trying to look for the entrance to the ancient cedars avenue. I'm no art expert but found several works in the museum fascinating. The kaleidoscope displays, in particular, at the tea room viewing gallery were awesome! Couple of the paintings caught my eye enough for me to buy a postcard of them. The small... More 

Thank blurbel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The museum has a very nice and reasonably priced shop. But the most attractive part of the museum, not so well advertised, is the tea shop which has a glass facade with stunning views of the Ashi lake amidst the mountains. This by itself makes the visit more than worthwhile. The museum does have some excellent paintings and artworks. A... More 

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Not a huge museum but some very lovely pieces , ranging from large screen prints to sculpture and a display of kaleidoscopes . The paintings are modern scenes and not impressionist and are on two floors . The gift shop is small but interesting, the cafe has some fantastic views over the lake .it is set high up on the... More 

Thank Sammy509
Santa Ana, California
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494 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

It was a rainy and windy day and we wondered what we could possibly do that was fun and interesting. Visiting the Narukawa Art Museum was the exact and best answer to that question. I cannot tell you what a stunning sight it is to look out of their high window and see the views available ... over the water,... More 

Thank Fatbird1
London, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Outdoor escalators take you up to the gallery. The art is Japanese at it's best. Don't miss the view from the cafe.

Thank PeteLucy434
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

The museum itself is beautifully designed with magnificent views of Lake Ashi and the pirate ships and torii and of course Mt Fuji. And the art work is modern Japanese with strong traditional elements. It is delightful uplifting and a joy to see the quality of the works.

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