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The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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Address: 1121 Ninotaira, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0493, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 460-82-1161
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Description: Art blends with nature at this huge outdoor sculpture park, where works by...
Art blends with nature at this huge outdoor sculpture park, where works by both Japanese and Western artists are framed by trees, grass and mountains.
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Stunningly good gardens and sculpture

Beautifully conceived and fantastically well realised. Completely exceeded expectations, and helped to offset disappointment that the Hakone cable car is not running at present.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautifully conceived and fantastically well realised. Completely exceeded expectations, and helped to offset disappointment that the Hakone cable car is not running at present.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was an absolute stand out visit and such a surprise to find the quality of work half way up a mountain. Walking around the museum is amazing, there are large scale sculptures by top tier artists such as Henry Moore, Anthony Gormley, Rodin and Miro. At the moment there is a show by Masayoshi Sukita, who is a photographer... More 

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Odense, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Big area with lot of space and time to enjoy the park. The place was not very crowded at the time we visited it, so we could fully enjoy the park. Recommended to visit the Picasso exhibition. Slightly different from what you see other places.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

• I was looking forward to the open air museum based on some great reviews here on TA. Although it was raining, the museum did not disappoint. They had complementary umbrellas as well. This was a great place for families and there are many interactive pieces of art. My kids particularly enjoyed the “Forest of Net.” It was raining steady... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a beautiful sculpture museum that is a must-see in Hakone! The grounds are beautiful and the installations are interactive. Be sure to soak your feet in the citrus-infused stream (and bring your own towel if you don't want to pay for one or dry in the sun).

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This museum is one of the best sculpture museums I have ever seen (and we live in Paris). The setting is beautiful and the range of artists is amazing. It would be worth making the trip from Tokyo just to see this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a must visit museum. It contains 120+ sculptures and exhibits in an outdoor setting with a backdrop of the mountains/volcano. A few of the installations are great for children as they are interactive and allow then to climb in/over them. Where else can you look at art with your feet in a 42degC foot bath fed from volcanic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice garden with very nice art. we were really surpised and its fun to walk around. the Picasso building is disappointing if you come from Europe. The restaurant is nice and very friendly staff

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A great collection of outdoor sculptures and a surprising amount of Picasso pieces. There are interactive sculptures specifically for children to enjoy. It was extremely hot in August to walk around comfortably, so I would recommend coming in the spring or fall for maximum enjoyment.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wonderful outdoor museum - great fun with children. Lots to see and discuss plus lots to climb....great fun and interesting.

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