Hakone Museum of Art2.0
Hakone Museum of Art is the oldest museum in Hakone, established in 1952 by Mokichi Okada, a founder of Church of World Messianity.
The key concept is the harmonious combination of natural beauty and artistic creation, and the museum showcases the human activities that express beauty.
Its collection includes ancient earthenware, porcelains of the 10th to 12th centuries and ceramics of the 16th to 18th centuries. The blue-tiled roof is in a quasi-Chinese design, and the large window on the upper floor commands a panoramic view over the Shinsenkyō Garden and the Hakone calderas.
The Shinsenkyō Garden was registered as the monument of scenic beauty by the Japanese government in 2013. The gardens offer different sceneries through seasons. The autumn leaves in the moss garden is particularly popular in November.
Situated in a corner of Shinsenkyō Garden, the teahouse "Shinwatei" offers a relaxing moment with a panoramic view over the moss garden, serving 100% organic matcha tea and seasonal accompaniment sweets.
Located next to the entrance gate, the museum shop "Kōrin-do" offers a variety of select souvenir items.
Adjacent to the shop is a lounge. It commands a splendid view over the moss garden through different seasons.
Address : 1300 Gora, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa
Access : Take a Hakone Cable Car from Gora Station, and get off at Koen-kami Station.
Apr. to Nov. 9:30 - 16:30
Dec. to March 9:30 - 16:00
*Last admission : 30 minutes before the closing time
Closed : Thursdays (except national holidays), New Year’s holidays
*open everyday in November
Adults : 900 yen
High school/college students : 400 yen
Children up to junior high school Free of charge
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