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“So much better than I expected”

Hakone Venetian Glass Museum
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$1,279.04*
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Private Chartered Taxi Tour to Hakone from Tokyo
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$1,279.04*
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Private Chartered Taxi Tour to Hakone from Yokohama
Ranked #7 of 103 things to do in Hakone-machi
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed April 21, 2013

I am always a bit dubious about themed museums but this one is very interesting and apart from whatever the exhibition is the gardens are beautiful to wander around in. The current exhibition is about mosaic work in both glass and wood featuring both Murano glass and Japanese woodwork. I usually avoid souvenir shops but this one has a vast range of some very desirable bits and pieces as well as the usual tat. I fell in love with a glass plate and now it is mine! Within the souvenir shop area are another two galleries with exhibitions by international artists. Don't miss them. The on site cafe Terrazza is good value for lunch, quality food at reasonable prices. If you buy your entrance ticket atmyour hotel and with your Hakone Free Pass you can get a discount.

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Need own transport or catch local bus to get there. Probably more for ladies, but really spectacular.....trees and bushes made from austrian crystals. Very specacular when sun is out.

1  Thank Dianne M
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Beautiful Italian style villa set in tranquil gardens dotted with glass artworks in the form of sculptures, trees and chandeliers. Interesting glass museum but my favorite by far was spending the afternoon in the lovely terrace restaurant sipping some bubbly while listening to an Italian crooner and looking out at the amazing view.

3  Thank Dallia B
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

I agreed with the previous review, i also think that it was quite odd to visit a venetian Museum in Japan. Tourists come to Japan mostly because of its unique culture and distinctive lifestyle, so i think this museum is built for the local and give them the environment to experience what it would be like in Venice. But it was quite impressive with all the glass decorations. But be careful if you are with kids, because you don't want them to bump into anything, and you wouldn't want to look at the price tag.. haha

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Reviewed January 21, 2012

For a Japanese person I can see that this museum would be very interesting and unique. To the foreign traveler to Japan the museum is a bit odd. The displays are beautiful and the glass and history interesting. However, if you are there to experience Japan this should not be your first pick.

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