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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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Small but enjoyable modern Japanese art

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Palo Alto
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Palo Alto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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4 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

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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Sao Paulo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

When I finished my tour in the lake, I was in doubt what I could do next. Then I saw Trip Advisor about this museum. I entered with low expectations. There is a escalator from the street. When I saw the pieces of art... wowww. They are so delicate, so nice, so beautiful. It reflects how Japanese people is. Moreover... More 

Thank PauloGRocha
washington dc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

• Right across from the Moto-Hakone port/ bus stop, there is an awning which leads to the Narukawa Art Museum. This was not part of our itinerary, but seeking shelter, we made our way up to the museum, put our wet gear into lockers, used the free pass discount, and started perusing the gallery. There is a limited amount of... More 

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