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Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

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Address: 940-48 Sengokubara, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0631, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 460-86-3111
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A mesmerizing place even for those who aren't into glass art

I went there with my friend without expecting anything and I was pleasantly surprised. It was wonderful; I didn't care much about the display inside but I was enjoying the outdoor... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Japan, but this museum was a great break from the Far East, transporting us to northern Italy. The glass is all beautiful, from the ancient Venetian pieces to the large, modern Chihuly sculptures (we loved the Chihuly museum in Seattle). They even have Italian concerts! The gardens are quite serene and I would love to go back once... More 

Thank Chase C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good collection of Venetian objects from 17-20th century. Some explanations on the techniques and how things were done. Small video area. Nice garden when sunny, it is literally shining. Easy parking (surcharge).

Thank MBFN
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there with my friend without expecting anything and I was pleasantly surprised. It was wonderful; I didn't care much about the display inside but I was enjoying the outdoor display; the glass curtain, glass trees and other small details were amazing.

Thank Syahrini
Santa Rosa, California
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I didn't quite expect a Venetian glass exhibit in Japan. Both the grounds and museum were spectacular. You especially have to see the trees made with wire trunks and hundreds of sparkling glass beads as leaves. While we were there during the day and they were magnificent with the sun, I can only imagine how much nicer they would be... More 

Thank whereisrick
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 15, 2017

It's a weird feeling to find yourself in 'Italy' when you're actually in Japan. Can't deny that it is a beautiful place, especially if you like museums. There's the indoor and outdoor, am particularly fond of the outdoor section as the natural backdrop in itself is amazing. There is also the nice cozy Italian restaurant that has authentic Italian band... More 

Thank zukism
Naples, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017

This was a stop on the MWR tour I signed up for. I was a little surprised that my tour of Japan included a museum I would expect to find in Italy, but, hey, whatevs, right? It was very cold the day I was there, but most of the glass is housed in buildings. However, the outdoor pieces are truly... More 

Thank Eldredge W
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Reviewed February 9, 2017

I've been here twice now, two very different trips and even on a return visit I found the displays interesting and different parts of the museum quite restful. It is not overly commercial and the art work and skill on display is worth the bus (or taxi) to visit.

Thank JapanCustomTours
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Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

There is carpark fee of 300yen. Entrance fee is 1500yen per adult. Inside, you will find a pretty outdoor display of glass trees and ornaments. Very pleasant. However, there's not very much history in this museum. Feels like a tourist trap. Good if you have nothing much to do. Food choice for lunch is also limited. We ate elsewhere.

2 Thank Stephanie G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2016

We loved it! great museum to visit - awesome glass art from different periods. Some absolutely stunning pieces.

1 Thank Kasia Z
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Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Entrance fees for adults is ¥1,500/- and ¥600 for high school children. Fully worth it. Beautiful gardens tastefully decorated with nice glass crystals and trees. There is even a live music performance indoor playing beautiful classical pieces. The cold winter temperature outdoor and the lights all adds to the warm and romance in this museum. Highly recommended.

Thank Derrick L

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