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Hakone Venetian Glass Museum
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Ranked #7 of 101 things to do in Hakone-machi
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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“beautiful and lovely ”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Me and my friend went there due to reviews we saw on this app. we really loved the museum. the way they arranged the glass art peices in the open air was beautiful. i loved how the glass stood next to the green plants. like two opposites matirials. i recommened trying it if your in Hakone~

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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

A wide variety of modern and antique glass and crystal. Easy walk but there are areas with stairs only. If you are staying at a hotel in the area you can get discounted tickets and a free parking ticket.

Visited May 2014
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“Over 100 Pieces of Venetian Glassware in Display”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

There are many museums and gardens in Hakone area. Venetian Glass Museum (箱根ガラスの森美術館, Hakone Garasunomori Museum) is not only a museum with a numbers of glassworks, but also a garden with a pond. Of course, they have shops and a café with a terrace beside the museum and the garden. At the entrance, we saw trees made of crystal beads shining under the sun. When we approached the gate, there were early blooming roses. Once we entered the garden, we noticed large crystal curtains alongside the bridge, leading to the Venetian Glass Museum. Those crystals were blinking under the sunlight and were really fantastic and romantic. Unfortunately, they were not easy to capture in a photo. The rose season was a month away when we visited; otherwise, the roses would have created a beautiful backdrop, which would make the sight even more enjoyable.

Once we were in the Venetian Glass Museum, we found displays of over 100 pieces of Venetian glassware that let us learn how a simple glass we use everyday could transform into so many different forms of art in the Middle Ages. The artists must have spent lots of hours to come up with so many amazing masterpieces. Check out the schedule of the Museum Concert performed under the mimic church dome at the museum. We were lucky to have enjoyed the Venice Acoustic Duo which performed some of the famous songs by Alberto de Meis (violinist) and Sebastiano Zorza (accordionist). If you like modern artwork, you should take a look at Venetian Glass Modern Museum. The museum shop has variety of glass products from small gifts to expensive ones imported from Venice. Be carefully not to accidentally break those glass products. We seldom see such a large gift shop in a museum/garden. Outside the museum, there are many spots worth a visit. Behind the Acero, we followed the stairs, went down to the Livio Seguso Garden, and saw the flash tree (crystal fountain) and a small bell (bell of vow). It is a good place to sit down, relax in the woods, and listen to the stream flowing by. A unique, huge white Palazzo Ducale Chandelier sits right in the middle of the pond, making the view from terrace even more pleasant. After the long walk, you may want to take a sip of cappuccino at the Café Terrazza while listening to Italian songs performed by Italian musicians.

Overall, this is a lovely place where you can spend 2 hours to see the glassworks and garden. It costs you 1,300 yen for an adult and opens from 9 am to 5:30 pm. You can take the Hakone Tozan bus bound for Togendai and get off at Hyoseki/Hakone Glass no Mori Mae.

Visited May 2014
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“It was nice”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I think the price was a little steep, but I liked all the sparkly crystals. They have a good collection of glass museum pieces, and a very large store. This is not on my "must see" list, but it was an okay stop.

Visited April 2014
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“sparkling jems”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

An experience away from the views of Hakone. It seemed like we entered another realm,a glass universe! A good place to experiment your photography skills. I encourage everyone to come here around summer,when the flowers are in bloom. The flower petals complimenting the crystals.

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