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Narukawa Art Museum

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Address: 570 Motohakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0522, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 460-83-6828

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The view of Mount Fuji over lake Ashi from the museums deck was GREAT

Following our trip up to the fifth station of Mount Fuji on a clear day (you only find such days 35% of the time), and then a sort sail across lake Ashi we ended up in a small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2016
Two Rivers, Wisconsin

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New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a nice building with a good view of the lake and Mount Fuji (when visible). The collection is by contemporary artists but not very innovative. It's not very large. There are some nice things, but basically what you would see in a mid-range art gallery which you could enter for free.

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Following our trip up to the fifth station of Mount Fuji on a clear day (you only find such days 35% of the time), and then a sort sail across lake Ashi we ended up in a small town where it was a short trip up to the private Narukawa art Museum, located on the wood covered hills overlooking Lake... More 

Thank Tommy599
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This art museum houses traditional Japanese art which is truely beautiful but it is the scenery outside which is the biggest concurrence to the paintings. There is a huge terrace from which one has a spectacular view over the lake and if one is fortunate Mount Fuji ( we were not but it was still a stunning view ) For... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

The collection has many contemporary Japanese artists using traditional painting techniques. The art is beautifully displayed in bright open galleries. But the best attraction is the photo opportunity provided by the large window in the lounge which looks out over the lake at Mt Fuji.

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Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

After taking a pirate ship across Lake Ashi, we walked up the hill to this gem of a museum. The view of Lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji is spectacular. We could see the lake but were being teased by clouds around Mt. Fuji. Nevertheless, they have wall-to-wall windows with comfy seating facing the lake below. There's also a very nice... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The museum is small, but has some really interesting Japanese Modern Art- worth checking out if that's up your alley. This is great for most tourists though, due to the fact that is has an amazing view of Ashinoko, Hakone Shrine, and Mt. Fuji, and they've created a decent area to do so, with seats and big glass windows, plus... More 

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Palo Alto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

First of all the best thing about this museum is the view out of the window through which you can see Lake Ashi, the Hakone Shrine and sometimes, if you're lucky, Mt. Fuji. I liked the size of the museum too - three large rooms just about fits my attention span. And last, but not least, the artwork is lovely.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We visited here as an alternative activity as we were supposed to have a cable car ride but it was closed due to bad weather. I thought it would be a bit of a bore ,BUT in fact it was a really pleasant visit- lovely art work and an unusual collection of Kaleidoscopes. really nice gift shop- probably the best... More 

Thank Brandylady
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We happened across this museum while trying to look for the entrance to the ancient cedars avenue. I'm no art expert but found several works in the museum fascinating. The kaleidoscope displays, in particular, at the tea room viewing gallery were awesome! Couple of the paintings caught my eye enough for me to buy a postcard of them. The small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The museum has a very nice and reasonably priced shop. But the most attractive part of the museum, not so well advertised, is the tea shop which has a glass facade with stunning views of the Ashi lake amidst the mountains. This by itself makes the visit more than worthwhile. The museum does have some excellent paintings and artworks. A... More 

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