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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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wonderful pottery collection - surrounded by beautiful moss & maple garden

Depending on time of year and interest, the pottery or the garden are worth visits in their own right. We were lucky - saw fabulous autumn colour in the lovely gardens... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Depending on time of year and interest, the pottery or the garden are worth visits in their own right. We were lucky - saw fabulous autumn colour in the lovely gardens. Luckily most visitors don't stay long. Next to the cog railway station or possible to walk up the 2 stops.

Thank gmbklm
Izunokuni, Japan
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It's attractive because using beauty of nature and arts. You can drink organic green tea for ceremonies.It's good.

Thank Yuusuke2017
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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402 reviews
219 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 37 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank LCW24
Turin, Italy
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Ivo F
Montreal, Canada
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64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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