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Narukawa Art Museum

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Address: 570 Motohakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0522, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 460-83-6828
09:00 - 17:00
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A good selection of modern Japanese art

Well presented art works f differing styles. We had an introduction by the gallery director which was informative and interesting, Lovely view of the lake when it is not raining... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there, because the lake cruise was cancelled due to bad weather. What a beautiful small museum with wonderful art. Enjoyed it tremendously. Beautiful watercoulours, Great landscapes, Good views over the lake from the museum coffee shop.

Thank UrsulaHans
Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum has a lovely selection of art and fantastic views out over Lake Ashi. It also has a lounge area where you can sit and admire those views.

Thank Anne K
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

As others have noted, much of the art work in this museum was created using shavings of precious minerals that are more vibrant and longer-lasting tban oil or watercolor paintings. Highly recommended for a visit!

Thank Steve K
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The paintings are unique because many of them are made exclusively out of shavings of precious and semi-precious stones. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing them. Also, the views from the museum are spectacular. This is definitely worth a stop.

Thank crosswycke
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Pretty. A nice collection of unique kaleidoscopes and some nice glass objects. The paintings were generally pretty but not special. And the entrance fee was pretty steep for such a small venue. The food was pretty good and the view across the lake was great.

Thank ByronFurseth
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

While the collection isn't great, it's a wonderful museum to visit. From the bus station or boat terminal, it's right across the street and then up 3 escalators. There is a view across the lake and while we sat there, Mt.Fuji magically appeared. Perfect view from lovely tea shoppe.

Thank Italian_Wannabe_18
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Well presented art works f differing styles. We had an introduction by the gallery director which was informative and interesting, Lovely view of the lake when it is not raining. Well worth a visit

Thank briangBaildon
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

It's a nice building with a good view of the lake and Mount Fuji (when visible). The collection is by contemporary artists but not very innovative. It's not very large. There are some nice things, but basically what you would see in a mid-range art gallery which you could enter for free.

Thank Xman_7
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Following our trip up to the fifth station of Mount Fuji on a clear day (you only find such days 35% of the time), and then a sort sail across lake Ashi we ended up in a small town where it was a short trip up to the private Narukawa art Museum, located on the wood covered hills overlooking Lake... More 

Thank Tommy599
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

This art museum houses traditional Japanese art which is truely beautiful but it is the scenery outside which is the biggest concurrence to the paintings. There is a huge terrace from which one has a spectacular view over the lake and if one is fortunate Mount Fuji ( we were not but it was still a stunning view ) For... More 

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