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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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Phone Number: +81 460-82-2623
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Enchanted moss garden and ancient pottery

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Ivo F
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Turin, Italy

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Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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 

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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!

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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 

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Sydney, Australia
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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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Sydney
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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 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

The outdoor garden alone is worth making a trip to this beautiful attraction two stops up the hill from the Gora main station via the cable car. Gardens include several water features over its undulating slopes. Multiple walkways make it easy to explore the garden. The indoor museum is concentrated mainly with various pottery pieces from the 700's to the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Accessible by the cable car (veer right about 20 paces from the station) and right next to Gora Park. If you wish to see both the museum and Gora Park, buy a combined ticket at the museum for ¥1,100. We saw Gora Park first which charged an admission cost of ¥500 (worth seeing) then came around to the museum which... More 

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Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

The moss garden was really nice. The museum, so-so. A collection of relatively simple kitchen tools from different historic periods. Nothing too fancy. Maybe it is of interest to some people, but I didn't find it a must-see attraction.

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