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Hakone Museum of Art

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Address: 1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 460-82-2623
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Nice but no translation

So we were in hakone when it was raining. So the museum was a fun activity nearby our ryokan. The train stops right in front of the museum. The pot collection os nice to look at... read more

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So we were in hakone when it was raining. So the museum was a fun activity nearby our ryokan. The train stops right in front of the museum. The pot collection os nice to look at but there is no translation. So part from knowing when the thing was made, you have got no idea. The garden en teahouse are... More 

Thank DianaVredeveld
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have 5000 year old excuisite pottery dating back as far as 3000bc, as well as more recent collections. When I visited they were having a Galle and Daum glass exhibition. This was the most extensive collection of Galle and Daum I have ever seen in one place. They were beautifully displayed. The museum has 5 floors. I spent 1.5... More 

Thank Rula A
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150 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Depending on time of year and interest, the pottery or the garden are worth visits in their own right. We were lucky - saw fabulous autumn colour in the lovely gardens. Luckily most visitors don't stay long. Next to the cog railway station or possible to walk up the 2 stops.

Thank gmbklm
Izunokuni, Japan
1 review
Reviewed March 26, 2017

It's attractive because using beauty of nature and arts. You can drink organic green tea for ceremonies.It's good.

Thank Yuusuke2017
Zurich, Switzerland
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80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Sometimes being at the wrong time in a place makes you misjudge it...something tells me that this garden requires spring to see it in its all beauty. September was not the right month I reckon. Nevertheless expect the precision and savvy eye of the Japanese gardeners and designers. After seeing so many this one did not really captivated my eyes.

Thank laura w
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469 reviews
258 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2016

the museum itself is smaller with some nice pottery, however, the garden is spectacular. Maple trees, moss area and small bridges.

Thank Kasia Z
Kansas City, Missouri
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2016

During my visit in Nov, the fall colors were stunning and along witht he views of the mountains, it offered spectacular photo ops. The garden was beautiful, which was typical of all Japanese gardens I visited.

Thank Gary G
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Note that the museum is closed on Thursdays. No information on their website, when we arrived, found the place locked up. A Japanese group ahead of us also in the same predicament, surprised that it was closed.

1 Thank LCW24
Turin, Italy
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

This museum is much less crowded than the others in the Hakone valley. However, it features a moss garden (more than 100 types of moss), which is an enchanted gem. Ideally it should be visited i November when the cherry trees turn red. It also has a collection of ancient pottery from different regions of Japan, such as Shigaraki, Steo... More 

1 Thank Ivo F
Montreal, Canada
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64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

it's a little hidden treasure, off the beaten path- if you have the Hakone Day Pass (which is good for 2 days) you can get a discount on the entry tickets. It's a beautiful moss garden with a slight hill, on the top you can find the a small museum, the view from there is stunning. It's definitely worth going!

Thank missyufish

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