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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  • After all the wonderful things that Hakone National Park has to offer, it was incredible to discover a world-class art collection too. It's a fantastic space with European and Japanese art thoughtfull...  more »
  • The special exhibition of the 15th anniversary celebration. 100 point total all the paintings of the old masters. It from morning till night have been used so. Kutani ware to put stickers with motifs of the Art Museum of art went on that day, making the plate or the mug manufacturing corner, fulfilling day.
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  • Do not walk on the bus ride to India. Currently, the 100 years of art history exhibition and the picture of the Impressionist/reviews impressionists as well as about the changes compared to the spectator the given good. If you are interested in the picture is highly recommended. The stylish building.
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  • Surprising Gem of a museum tucked away on an obscure mountain road. Serene, gorgeous location and really respectable collection. Beautiful architecture. There is an oddly priced restaurant inside, I would recommend eating before arrival, but it will tide you over. Get your camera ready before you even step onto the grounds... it's tremendously photogenic.
  • Beautiful collection of European masters. Amazing that you can see them in Hakone. Glad that we came. The collection is better than LV Foundation in Paris.
  • A wonderful location for this architectural wonder of a museum. Nestled in the mountains and surrounded by pine forests around Hakone, the Pola Museum is discretely low profile to compliment the beautiful natural surroundings. The building itself is ultra modern, with a wonderful use of light in its serene, clean space. The Picasso/Chagall exhibition was on when I was there and it was presented with first class delivery. and laid out through the space with wonderful balance. Hire a car in Tokyo and head out of the city to visit this wonderful place. Don't forget to walk around the promenade footpath that winds around the museum through peaceful forest... not to be missed.
  • You can count on this museum to have great exhibition. Their collection is also top class in the area of impressionism. Beautiful modern building, wonderful restaurant. Hope they decide to have an ice cream club
  • If you love Monet's, this is a must see for you. The museum is on top of the hill and there are a few short nature trails around the museum (not much to see in winter but should be really nice in spring).

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A getaway close to the capital, Hakone-machi offers a good range of accommodations, with a particular emphasis on luxury and upmarket hotels. Spa resort-style hotels, often with extensive views of the iconic volcano, sit in the main tourist areas, with their spa facilities using naturally warmed waters from the hot springs around the area. The more densely populated areas to the east house a good number of simple guesthouses and hostels. Staying in Tokyo and taking day trips remains an option for many visitors.
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