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Hakone Geo Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Cost 100 yen, which was good value for a really informative small museum. Plenty of English... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2019
davidhofengland
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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A small museum but small entrance fee, was just 100 yen, the illustrations and working models are... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2019
Darren P
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1251 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0631, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

Cost 100 yen, which was good value for a really informative small museum. Plenty of English descriptions

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 11, 2019

This is the peak point of the Hakone circular tour cable car trip. This is not much of a museum, but the place is geothermally active with smoke coming from the ground. Black eggs, supposedly boiled by the volcanic mud, are sold (I am not...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

A small museum but small entrance fee, was just 100 yen, the illustrations and working models are good, they explain in Japanese and English the geology of the area. It is suitable for the young and old.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Darren P
Reviewed April 24, 2019

The museum is not large, but it presents its content quite impressively. It makes you shiver a little to learn the history of the volcano you are currently standing upon.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank reactorcontrol
Reviewed February 9, 2019

Even if you are not into museums this is worth a stop. You will learn that the Onsen hotsprings water is artifically made, and how it is done, as well as learn about the geology of the area.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

This is nice small museum with loads of information and fun for kids. You will learn about the history of hakone area and some replicas of how the hot spring works. There are also some classic pictures dated back to 1926. Time to spend 20...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Hakone area is called a Geo Park designated by the government. Owakudani, for example was formed approximately 3,000 years ago. This area around Mt. Kamiyama erupted subsequently a still volcanic fumes of hydrogen sulfur emitted. Geo Museum is good lesson place to know overview.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Small museum at The Owakudani stop on the Hakone Ropeway. 100 yen and it will explain what you see outside in the sulphur fields in a fun interactive way. Microscope samples, working models, interactive experiments. 20-30 minutes to walk through.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Helen P
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Don't miss this museum if you are interested in volcanoes or the local geological history of the area. Small but good English language explanations - plenty of models and for only 100 yen well worth the time to understand what you are looking at outside...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TassieTripping
Reviewed July 14, 2018

The museum can be done in around 30 minutes but is nevertheless worth a visit. At the price of ¥100 per person it is practically free (someone on this site said that with the Hakone free pass entrance IS free, but this is incorrect) and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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