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The best small garden I have ever visited in Japan

For many people, the attraction here will largely lie in the exceptionally beautiful gardens. Part... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
venividivice
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Ko Samui, Thailand
Agree with others... the garden is the real attraction here

I agree with many of the previous reviews that the pottery collection is average (the displays are... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
govt_traveler
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

For many people, the attraction here will largely lie in the exceptionally beautiful gardens. Part of them consist of a shady moss-covered area and part of a more formal display of Japanese shrubs and trees. The whole thing amounts to what I think is the...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

I agree with many of the previous reviews that the pottery collection is average (the displays are a bit dated) but that it is worth the visit for the moss gardens.

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

This is not a large museum, having 5 rooms of historical pottery from across time and countries. There are some gems here - the Jamon period pots, particularly. It won't take long to tour the building but the garden is worth a visit too. Moss...More

1  Thank Shauna P
Reviewed March 10, 2018

The Hakone museum of art is easily accessed from the second stop at Koen-Kami on the Cable Car. In mid winter parts of the garden were closed off and the tea house was shut. Even so they alone were worth the moderate entrance fee. They...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

This was my second visit to the Museum. I'll admit I went for the small but spectacular garden and not the art. The landscaping and views from the garden are spectacular. There's a tea house where you can buy green tea but it's the pathways,...More

Thank TheDoor_isopen
Reviewed November 20, 2017

I visited today, 20 November. Take the cablecar at Gora and get off at the second stop, Koen-Kami station.You get off on the right hand side then cross under a bridge to go to the left of the station to the museum entry.It is a...More

1  Thank Australiafrancophile
Reviewed November 17, 2017

Small museum with steep admission price that was clearly not worth the money (even in pricey Hakone) but the place was crowded clearly not because of the museum but because of the adjoining museum garden, which offered spectacular views in November. No match for Kyoto...More

1  Thank ECWorld
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Don't miss the opportunity to walk around in this beautiful garden with outdoor pieces of art placed in the garden. The Picassomuseum is indoors and must be seen. Pictures and ceramics.

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Reviewed August 4, 2017

It’s not a big museum, just two floors filled with a very nice selection of porcelain and ceramic work. And similar to other Japanese museums, the exhibitions are very minimal, clean and quiet. There are some really nice works dating several thousand years ago in...More

1  Thank kubrickian
Reviewed July 26, 2017

The touristy Hakone area of Japan includes a series of railway hill stations beginning at Hankone-Yumoto and ending at Gora (pronounced “Go-la.” Japanese does not have the “r” sound). At the end of the line, and in between, are famous hot springs, shrines, galleries, hikes,...More

2  Thank rossf976
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