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Little Prince Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Very interesting!

Whether or not you’re a fan or read the book “The Little Prince” you will enjoy the French inspired... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
angelineb98
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3* as I'm in a good mood

It should really be 2*, but as I don't speak Japanese and therefore missed a lot (almost all?) I... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
stephenho2018
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The Little Prince Museum is the world’s only museum devoted to The Little Prince. It was created as part of the worldwide celebration of the birth centennial of author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The museum, which explores Saint-Exupéry’s life, also...more
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909 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0631, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 460-86-3700
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

It should really be 2*, but as I don't speak Japanese and therefore missed a lot (almost all?) I gave it 3*. It a very tired looking museum. Faded is the best word. And believe me I am a huge Little Prince / Saint Exupery...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

I honestly wish we would have skipped this museum. It was very pretty and fun to walk around, but even with the Hakone Free Pass quite expensive and really only worth it if you are a die-hard Little Prince fan.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank waterglaistig
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Not a very big museum but if you pay close attention to the decoration/buildings, you will certainly be very fascinating! The front yard is particularly lovely with all the hydrangea planted. Check out The Little Prince exhibition, it describes the author's life.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Mic C
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

As a fan, I find the museum very well arranged and decorated in accordance with the book. The rose garden is well maintained. The cafe offers delicious cakes and coffee. The gift shop is not tax free but I’m willing to pay because the goods...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Foamyfoam
Reviewed May 25, 2018

The Little Prince Museum exhibition hall is hidden inside the fake French shops, and judging by some reviews it looks like some visitors missed entering the exhibition hall. The exhibition describes Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's life and The Little Prince story, but the exhibition panels are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank Xin R
Reviewed April 29, 2018

I don't know how anyone who knows and loves The Little Prince can give this museum less than 5 stars... I have read The Little Prince upwards of 12 times since I was a little girl, and have shown the book to everyone who has...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michelle Z
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

I have not read or heard about Little Prince before but my friend is a big fan. So I tag along not knowing what to expect. The buildings and courtyards are lovely since they were recreated from the story in a French setting. You have...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank windsorho
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Whether or not you’re a fan or read the book “The Little Prince” you will enjoy the French inspired townscapes and garden. This museum will bring you back to the story of the Little Prince and know about the life of the author Antoine de...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank angelineb98
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Top Michel expecive for what it IS.also There were not enought translation in english for us. _----------------

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Auby-one
Reviewed January 9, 2018

We visited Hakone expecting hot springs, good food, and beautiful nature, we never expected to find a museum dedicated to the Little Prince! The museum is quite large, with indoor & outdoor attractions, including a museum of the author, outdoor shows, restaurant, cafes, and a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Samanthaawrites
April 1, 2018|
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Response from Sightseer742521 | Property representative |
Thank you for your message! Probably, your hotel is the nearest at Gora Station. Approximately 20 minutes by “KANKO SHISETSU-MEGURI” Bus (“S” Line) from The Little Prince Museum. Thank you!
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Thank you for your message. The nearest bus stop is “Kawamukai(川向)”. The expected arrival time is 8:40 am. You can enter“Place B612” before opening for free. If you are student, you can buy a student ticket at“ticket... More
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Pandan P
Makati, Philippines
Kawaguchiko Station to The Little Prince Museum Hakone (2 Replies)
After our Mt Fuji climb we will be staying in the Kawaguchiko area from July 8-9. However part of the places we want to visit include the Little Prince Museum. We were able to get the address there as 909 Sengokuhara, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0631 , Kanagawa Prefecture 1) how long is a trip here going to take from Kawaguchiko Station? 2) What modes of transportation do we need to take and how much?
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Response fromYobeekool|
You should consider Fuji Five Lakes Area and Hakone as two separate and far away places. Kawaguchiko to Gotemba Premiuim Outlet will take 1hr 35 min (bus departures from Kawaguchiko Station at 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30; other buses will terminate at Gotemba Station). The fare is 1,510 yen. From Gotemba Premium Outlet to Hakone Highland Hotel (one of the nearest bus stops to the Museum of the Little Prince), it will take about 30 min. The fare is probably...More