Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

Hakone Venetian Glass Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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xmasswim
Paris, France13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
I am always a bit dubious about themed museums but this one is very interesting and apart from whatever the exhibition is the gardens are beautiful to wander around in. The current exhibition is about mosaic work in both glass and wood featuring both Murano glass and Japanese woodwork. I usually avoid souvenir shops but this one has a vast range of some very desirable bits and pieces as well as the usual tat. I fell in love with a glass plate and now it is mine! Within the souvenir shop area are another two galleries with exhibitions by international artists. Don't miss them. The on site cafe Terrazza is good value for lunch, quality food at reasonable prices. If you buy your entrance ticket at your hotel and with your Hakone Free Pass you can get a discount.
Written August 20, 2013
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cassiopeia1215
Stockholm, Sweden28 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
I went there cause I thought I get free entrance due to the fee pass, turns out you only get 200 discount, so have to pay 1300. It is a museum with glasses from vienice, and no Japanese glass art, which is extremely boring for me , because if I wanna see that I would gontonItaly instead of Japan . And there are not much stuff in side, very small. The glass tree is nice, but that's is it. Lots of shops try to sell expensive glasses. It is not worth the time and money to come here .
Written February 5, 2018
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Mark L
Singapore, Singapore27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
We had quite a fun time in this Glass Museum even though it was raining at the time time when we visit it. The crowd did not diminished because of the rain. Instead the crowd grows bigger due to the famous violinist performing at the inside of the exhibition podium. Overall it is a nice place to visit and stay for a short to see the exhibits as well as getting a glass gift for your love ones.
Written October 19, 2017
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Botannia
Singapore, Singapore198 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Most museums cover porcelain vases and containers, it is very rare to have one that just focuses on glass. It is very informative and I am amazed at the abilities of the craftsmen who were able to produce such pieces. The gift shop is full of amazing items as well but they are pretty expensive. Do be careful when in the gift shop as all items are made of glass.
Written October 17, 2017
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Prepcook
Fussa, Japan329 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The grounds consist of several buildings and a very nice duck pond with a huge Dale Chihuly in the middle of it. What this has to do with Venetian glass is beyond me.
Yes, there is a museum and there are some items of ancient Venetian glass but most of it is a mix of Murano glass art and even some Japanese items. About half the compound is devoted to selling glassware from Europe and Italy and a couple of restaurants.
Unless it is a gorgeous day you will not be able to enjoy the grounds to the fullest with
the various flowering plants and rose bushes. Even now there are a few late blooms.
The tree branches are festooned with crystals that wink and sparkle in the sun and
if it is indeed a beautiful day it will be over-run with families and tourists of all kinds.
Get there early to avoid lunch and afternoon crowds. There are a lot of steps involved with the museum so plan accordingly and no strollers please.
If you buy a ticket at a different museum as a combo you can get a senior discount, check with the venue to see if it is offered directly with just the one admission.
Written October 8, 2017
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jameshuang
Taipei, Taiwan2,007 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
There are many museums and gardens in Hakone area. Venetian Glass Museum (箱根ガラスの森美術館, Hakone Garasunomori Museum) is not only a museum with a numbers of glassworks, but also a garden with a pond. Of course, they have shops and a café with a terrace beside the museum and the garden. At the entrance, we saw trees made of crystal beads shining under the sun. When we approached the gate, there were early blooming roses. Once we entered the garden, we noticed large crystal curtains alongside the bridge, leading to the Venetian Glass Museum. Those crystals were blinking under the sunlight and were really fantastic and romantic. Unfortunately, they were not easy to capture in a photo. The rose season was a month away when we visited; otherwise, the roses would have created a beautiful backdrop, which would make the sight even more enjoyable.

Once we were in the Venetian Glass Museum, we found displays of over 100 pieces of Venetian glassware that let us learn how a simple glass we use everyday could transform into so many different forms of art in the Middle Ages. The artists must have spent lots of hours to come up with so many amazing masterpieces. Check out the schedule of the Museum Concert performed under the mimic church dome at the museum. We were lucky to have enjoyed the Venice Acoustic Duo which performed some of the famous songs by Alberto de Meis (violinist) and Sebastiano Zorza (accordionist). If you like modern artwork, you should take a look at Venetian Glass Modern Museum. The museum shop has variety of glass products from small gifts to expensive ones imported from Venice. Be carefully not to accidentally break those glass products. We seldom see such a large gift shop in a museum/garden. Outside the museum, there are many spots worth a visit. Behind the Acero, we followed the stairs, went down to the Livio Seguso Garden, and saw the flash tree (crystal fountain) and a small bell (bell of vow). It is a good place to sit down, relax in the woods, and listen to the stream flowing by. A unique, huge white Palazzo Ducale Chandelier sits right in the middle of the pond, making the view from terrace even more pleasant. After the long walk, you may want to take a sip of cappuccino at the Café Terrazza while listening to Italian songs performed by Italian musicians.

Overall, this is a lovely place where you can spend 2 hours to see the glassworks and garden. It costs you 1,300 yen for an adult and opens from 9 am to 5:30 pm. You can take the Hakone Tozan bus bound for Togendai and get off at Hyoseki/Hakone Glass no Mori Mae.
Written June 13, 2014
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jinxtraveler
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia214 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Family
I agreed with the previous review, i also think that it was quite odd to visit a venetian Museum in Japan. Tourists come to Japan mostly because of its unique culture and distinctive lifestyle, so i think this museum is built for the local and give them the environment to experience what it would be like in Venice. But it was quite impressive with all the glass decorations. But be careful if you are with kids, because you don't want them to bump into anything, and you wouldn't want to look at the price tag.. haha
Written April 25, 2012
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yshargal
Haifa, Israel421 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I was there just before darkness. So I started to view the outside items by daylight and then the lights turned on and it became fairyland. Really beautiful.
The inside works are also nice but I liked the garden better.
Written November 24, 2019
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Vivek Parakh
Mumbai, India30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Besides osaka and tokyo that is a must we also did hakone one of best hill stations town side of japan. U should not miss kyoto and hakone. We stayed in Highland hotel for 2 days just next to glass museum. Nice to see ancient glass works store where u can also buy them. Hakone free pass does not include entry to glass museum. Its 1000 jpy for adults and child below 6-11 half.
Written June 21, 2019
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miss_muriel
Ra'anana, Israel291 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
I was a bit hesitant about visiting due to the mixed reviews here but felt that they prepared me for the experience. We went on a lovely sunny day so all the outdoor exhibits were lovely & sparkly. I was a bit disappointed that renovations were going on which rather spoiled the ambiance. Both the classic & modern museums were enjoyable and had lovely works of art. Overall we had a nice time, wandering outside and through the museums. On the other hand, I felt that it was expensive (and the discount given by the Hakone Pass ridiculously small) and also felt there was too much emphasis on the things for sale, furthermore, the little concert, included in the ticket, is held in the restaurant, so altho' no one forces you to buy anything there, it felt like they were trying to make more money out of the free performance. So, bottom line, I wouldn't make a special trip to come here but if you are in the area and have some time to spare and the weather is good, and if you like glass, you can spend a nice couple of hours here.
Written May 9, 2019
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