Pola Museum of Art, Hakone-machi

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Art, architecture, and nature collide at Pola Museum of Art, a diverse collection of fine art located in the pristine depths of the Sengokuhar forest. Constructed in 2002, the glass museum houses an extensive private collection of 9,500 works, including notable pieces of French Impressionism. You can also take a walk on the museum's nature trail, then take a rest at the restaurant, which provides European cuisine with views of the Hakone mountain range. Arrange your visit to Pola Museum of Art and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hakone-machi using our Hakone-machi trip itinerary maker site .
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  • And the Museum's spacious space. Audio guides, I heard there is more I can enjoy things. In addition, you can walk in the woods or along the River promenade is located outside the Museum and the weather is nice. However, the paved road is is better because no women avoided going on the heel (heel becomes battered. )
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  • As well as art appreciation CHOY delicious meal in the cafe, especially the cake in the kitchen, once done try wouldn't hurt.
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  • Paintings are lined up to see better pictures such as Renoir, Picasso, Monet, so enjoy. Other exhibits include glass, Oriental ceramics, vanity and, it takes time. There is a trail in the forest, but to take a walk in the rain, was disappointing. I think next time I want to enjoy nature.
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  • We had our own car, so not a problem for us, but the Pola is a bit out of the way and I'm not sure how you get here without your own transport unless you are on a guided tour. The actual art display area itself is not that large, though there were some very fine pieces in the special exhibitions that were on when we visited: Masterpieces of Western Painting, and an Emile Gallé "Collecting Nature" glass collection. Wonderful stuff. We didn't have time to do the nature walk through the museum's grounds but I imagine that would be a very pleasant stroll. The building itself is pretty impressive and on a grand scale. Must have cost a fortune to build, but I guess the Pola corporation has the money to invest in it's social responsibility budget. I did just walk away with an odd feeling that the display areas themselves were rather overshadowed by a lot of empty design space. Anyway, judge it for yourself.
  • I really enjoyed my time here. It was a cold, misty morning so while waiting for the weather to clear we spent a few hours here. I'm not really an art buff, but the quality of the pieces here really blew me away. Well worth the price of admission.
  • If looking at a bunch of old glassware isn't your cup of tea, avoid this museum at all costs. Some Monet paintings and the small Japanese gallery were the only 'highlights'. Very overpriced too for what it is. Each to their own.
  • I never expected to see anything like this in Hakone, I really suggest you to go if you interested in Western European art.
  • Incredible to find a world class institution on the lonely road. We had had our fill of black eggs and pirate-themed lake cruises and this was a very welcome change of pace.
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