The Hakone Open-air Museum features sculpture, the Hakone Museum of Art and the Narukawa Art Museum exhibit Japanese art, the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum and the Lalique Museum feature mainly glass, the POLA Museum of Art concentrates on 19-20th century paintings, and the Museum of the Little Prince is dedicated to “the Little Prince” and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Six of the seven museums are in the Gora and Sengoku-hara areas and can be accessed by bus. A convenient bus route, the Kanko-shisetsu-meguri (a circle route) runs between these two areas and stops near all six museums. Only one museum is outside this circle. It is the Narukawa Art Museum, located at the bottom of Ashino-ko Lake. This museum commands a spectacular view of the lake and Mt. Fuji. So it is definitely a MUST visit!
Please breathe fresh air and sharpen your artistic sense in Hakone.
Click on the title you are interested in.
1 Hakone Open-air Museum: Enjoy magnificent art in the great outdoors (by Larry Knipfing)
2 Hakone Museum of Art, Garden: A stunning autumn contrast of red, yellow and green
3 Hakone Venetian Glass Museum: From antique glass treasure to modern fine art
4 Museum of the Little Prince: The world of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
5 Lalique Museum, Hakone: From brilliant jewelry to gorgeous glass art
6 POLA Museum of Art: Tsuneshi Suzuki and his passion for art
7 Narukawa Art Museum: The best view point of Ashino-ko Lake and Mt. Fuji