The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone-machi

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Admire many paintings and sculptures at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, home to masterpieces by the likes of Picasso, Rodin, and Morie Ogiwara. The outdoor museum, laid out along a grassy hillside and surrounded by forested mountains, boasts a permanent collection of more than 100 sculptures and 300 paintings by both renowned foreign and Japanese artists. Be sure to check the museum's website for information regarding group tickets, family rates, temporary exhibits, special events, and more. Make The Hakone Open-Air Museum a part of your Hakone-machi vacation plans using our Hakone-machi day trip website .
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  • Open air museum, very interesting. Has environment for children. Very well kept garden. The Hall that shows the works of Picasso.
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  • This museum is one of the main highlights of my recent trip to Japan. It's hidden in the mountain of Hakone and comprised mainly of sculptures of various prominent artists. The art is scattered around...  more »
  • We planed on being there for 2 hours. Ended up being there almost 6 hours. Worth the time, worth the entrance fee. Great place.  more »
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  • What a wonderful experience to walk through the grounds of the open air museum on a perfect winters day.There is something for everyone, from the youngest to the oldest. Children are catered for by having access to two dedicated play areas which are unique. You may not have a positive feeling about every exhibit you observe but overall there is something for everyone. Make sure you go to the too of the tower with the beautiful stained glass interior. Dip your feet in the steaming foot pool and of course there is the Picasso exhibition which is exquisite. There are plenty of places to eat and relax and gift shops aplenty. The museum was my Hakone highlight.
  • This is a very unique experience in Japan. If you can really appreciate art, then this is the place for you! There is a great open-air walk through a park like atmosphere with tons of artwork to see. For me personally, I am not a huge fan of art. If you feel the same, then I would probably skip this. There is tons of other things to do and see in Japan. This is a great stop for art lovers, but not for everyone.
  • Incredible museum that was a lot bigger than we budgeted time for. We could have easily spent most of the afternoon and day here had we given ourselves more time. If you are into art and museum culture I highly recommend exploring this beautifully winding place. Each section is deliberately hidden from the other so as you move from one area to another you are entering a new space. Some sections close down earlier than others (ie Picasso exhibit), so please don't let what happened to us happen to you and get there early!
  • Amazing place! Beautiful grounds with art placed throughout. Definitely kid-friendly with multiple pieces of art they can interact with. Takes about two hours to see everything, 90 minutes if you’re going quick. Although you could spend a half-day here if you were so inclined. Highly recommend for anyone going to Hakone area!
  • An absolutely beautiful museum, and probably one of the few museums in the world where you can rest your feet in a hot spring whilst taking in sculptures. Some very impressive sculptures. Very good place to bring under 12s as the museum has some fun activities such as a "climbing diamond" and a "climbing lattice".
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