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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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A special highlight on our trip to Hakone!

Stepping into this unique museum was the perfect combination between nature (incredible gardens that I'd love to see in each of the 4 seasons!) and the history of the area. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
c_copolov
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stepping into this unique museum was the perfect combination between nature (incredible gardens that I'd love to see in each of the 4 seasons!) and the history of the area. The staff are the sweetest people you will meet too who kindly guided us around, pointing out each flower or artifact with a lovely touch. Thankyou for hosting our Intrepid... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We went to the hakone art museum over Gora Park because it had more appeal. It did not disappoint! It is a beautifully and proudly maintained garden with gorgeous backwards views of the active volcano behind it! There is also a pottery museum that housed a rare 3500bc jomon clay ornate jar that's unlike anything I've seen anywhere else, including... More 

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We were able to visit the museum after a long day trekking in the mountains. The gardens with their escalator access up the hill were a unique but much appreciated facility to the remarkable Art Gallery. It was well worth the time invested in this little gem

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Sydney
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The museum itself was so-so. But the outdoor garden, OMG, was so beautiful. It was a picture from any angle. We went there during autumn, the colorful trees and leaves just took your breath away. In the souvenir store we saw pictures of the garden in other season, which are also beautiful. There's a tea house in the garden in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The outdoor garden alone is worth making a trip to this beautiful attraction two stops up the hill from the Gora main station via the cable car. Gardens include several water features over its undulating slopes. Multiple walkways make it easy to explore the garden. The indoor museum is concentrated mainly with various pottery pieces from the 700's to the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Accessible by the cable car (veer right about 20 paces from the station) and right next to Gora Park. If you wish to see both the museum and Gora Park, buy a combined ticket at the museum for ¥1,100. We saw Gora Park first which charged an admission cost of ¥500 (worth seeing) then came around to the museum which... More 

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Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

The moss garden was really nice. The museum, so-so. A collection of relatively simple kitchen tools from different historic periods. Nothing too fancy. Maybe it is of interest to some people, but I didn't find it a must-see attraction.

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Bristol
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156 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The Hakone Museum of art is an interesting visit. It is not a large museum, but the examples of ceramics covers hundreds of years of pottery in Japan. Equally interesting is the Moss Garden outside. Few people were there, which allowed us to sit and enjoy the beautiful landscaping. Seats were conveniently place so we could stop and view the... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This garden is divided into 4 sections, moss, mabmoo, hagi and stones. Especially moss garden is really amazing! In the garden, there are so many trees and flowers, and lots of insects like honeybees, ants, etc looked pretty busy to collect honey. Also you can have real green tea at tea house in the garden. Definitely this is one of... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Many of the exhibits have a short English explanation. The view of the garden from the comfortable 2nd floor resting area is lovely.

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