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Hakone Museum of Art

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Address: 1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 460-82-2623

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beautiful garden

the museum itself is smaller with some nice pottery, however, the garden is spectacular. Maple trees, moss area and small bridges.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
Kasia Z

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Sometimes being at the wrong time in a place makes you misjudge it...something tells me that this garden requires spring to see it in its all beauty. September was not the right month I reckon. Nevertheless expect the precision and savvy eye of the Japanese gardeners and designers. After seeing so many this one did not really captivated my eyes.

Thank laura w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

the museum itself is smaller with some nice pottery, however, the garden is spectacular. Maple trees, moss area and small bridges.

Thank Kasia Z
Kansas City, Missouri
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

During my visit in Nov, the fall colors were stunning and along witht he views of the mountains, it offered spectacular photo ops. The garden was beautiful, which was typical of all Japanese gardens I visited.

Thank Gary G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Note that the museum is closed on Thursdays. No information on their website, when we arrived, found the place locked up. A Japanese group ahead of us also in the same predicament, surprised that it was closed.

Thank LCW24
Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This museum is much less crowded than the others in the Hakone valley. However, it features a moss garden (more than 100 types of moss), which is an enchanted gem. Ideally it should be visited i November when the cherry trees turn red. It also has a collection of ancient pottery from different regions of Japan, such as Shigaraki, Steo... More 

Thank Ivo F
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

it's a little hidden treasure, off the beaten path- if you have the Hakone Day Pass (which is good for 2 days) you can get a discount on the entry tickets. It's a beautiful moss garden with a slight hill, on the top you can find the a small museum, the view from there is stunning. It's definitely worth going!

Thank missyufish
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Stepping into this unique museum was the perfect combination between nature (incredible gardens that I'd love to see in each of the 4 seasons!) and the history of the area. The staff are the sweetest people you will meet too who kindly guided us around, pointing out each flower or artifact with a lovely touch. Thankyou for hosting our Intrepid... More 

1 Thank Carlyscop
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We went to the hakone art museum over Gora Park because it had more appeal. It did not disappoint! It is a beautifully and proudly maintained garden with gorgeous backwards views of the active volcano behind it! There is also a pottery museum that housed a rare 3500bc jomon clay ornate jar that's unlike anything I've seen anywhere else, including... More 

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

We were able to visit the museum after a long day trekking in the mountains. The gardens with their escalator access up the hill were a unique but much appreciated facility to the remarkable Art Gallery. It was well worth the time invested in this little gem

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

The museum itself was so-so. But the outdoor garden, OMG, was so beautiful. It was a picture from any angle. We went there during autumn, the colorful trees and leaves just took your breath away. In the souvenir store we saw pictures of the garden in other season, which are also beautiful. There's a tea house in the garden in... More 

1 Thank bruce l

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