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KANAGAWA AREA HIGHLIGHT

Kanagawa Prefecture

Narukawa Museum of Art

Narukawa Museum of Art This museum of modern Japanese art is located on a hill overlooking Hakone and Lake Ashinoko. There are about 4,000 works of art, including those by Kyujin Yamamoto and Ikuo Hirayama. The exhibition is changed four times a year.

Tel 0460-83-6828

Hakone Museum of Art

This museum exhibits lots of the ancient ceramic-ware of Japan and other Oriental countries.

9:30a.m.~4:30p.m.(Apr.~Nov.)
9:30a.m.~4p.m.(Dec.~Mar.)
Closed:Thursdays and Dec.25~31, Jan.6~10
Adults ¥900 / Senior(65 years up) ¥700
College and high schoool students ¥400
Junior high school students and school children Free

Tel 0460-2-2623


Gora Park Crafthouse

Gora Park Crafthouse This is a hands-on crafthouse in the grounds of Gora Park. Here you can try glass blowing, sandblasting, pottery, dry-flower arranging etc. You can find a unique souvenir at the shop or take a look at the artists gallery which changes its exhibits every month. There is always something new here at the crafthouse!

Tel: 0460-82-2825

Hakone Open-Air Museum

Hakone Open-Air Museum The Hakone Open-Air Museum was opened in 1969 to create a harmonious balance between nature and art. You can enjoy all the attractions of an open-air museum, showing its changing faces with different seasons and weather. The Museum shows the philosophy of Henry Moore "Sculpture is an art of the open-air" against the background of Hakone's great natural beauty.

Tel 0460-82-1161


Hakone Glass Forest

Hakone Glass Forest Here, located in spacious grounds, there is a museum, shop and cafe. This is a museum not to be missed, with displays of about 100 pieces of Venetian glassware that so enchanted the royalty of the Middle Ages. Enjoy the eternal history of this art.

Tel: 0460-86-3111


Pola Museum of Art

Pola Museum of Art This museum has a collection of about 9,500 pieces, centred on about 400 Western modern pictures by the likes of Renoir, Monet and Picasso. You can enjoy the diverse array of other exhibits such as Oriental potteries, glass works and cosmetic utensils.

Tel: 0460-84-2111

Lalique Museum, Hakone

Lalique Museum, Hakone This museum dedicates itself to the collection of Rene Lalique, the French master of jewellery and glass design. The salon car used on the Orient Express, decorated by Lalique, is also on display.

Tel 0460-84-2255


Okada Art Museum

Okada Art Museum The Okada Art Museum is a five-story structure displaying Japanese and East Asian art. With approximately 5,000m2 in display area, it is the largest such facility in all Hakone. After viewing the collection, you might take in Fukui Kotaro’s huge paneled mural “Wind/Time” (2003), depicting the Wind God and Thunder God. While doing so, you can relax in the museum cafe, where you can enjoy a foot bath with water flowing down from a hot springs while contemplating the glory of nature spread out there in front of you in the garden.

* 9:00~17:00 (entrance closed at 16:30)
* Open every day during each term (Museum temporarily closed for changes to exhibits.)
* General Admission/ University Students \2,800, Elementary & Junior High Students \1,800
For groups of ten or more
* 493-1 Kowakudani, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
* Pamphlets, captions, museum guides and touch panels for explanations of art works are available in four languages.