POLA Museum of Art

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The POLA Group opened the POLA Museum of Art in Hakone Town, Kanagawa Prefecture, in 2002. The collection of the museum contains about 10,000 items and consists of artworks gathered by the former owner of the POLA Group, Tsuneshi Suzuki, over a period of more than 40 years. At the center of the collection are the Western paintings by 19th-century French impressionists and the School of Paris, but it also contains a large number of Japanese Western-style paintings, Japanese paintings, oriental ceramics, Japanese modern ceramics, glass crafts, and makeup tools, making up an immensely diverse collection.

The building of the Museum was envisioned on the basis of a "symbiosis between Hakone's natural beauty and the works of art" concept. In this spirit, the majority of the Museum's structures are located underground, to both harmonize with the surrounding natural environment and to appear as if imbedded in the depths of the forest scenery. Similarly, the lighting used in the galleries employs the most advanced fiber optic technology to allow each work of art to be seen at its best. We hope that visitors to this museum will enjoy this world of beauty woven from superb art works, nature's lush greenery, and a light-filled architectural space.

Opening hours 9:00am – 5:00pm (No admission after 4:30 pm)
Admission :
Adults:1,800yen, University / high school students:1,300yen, Junior high school students or younger:free, Senior discount (over 65):1,600yen
Access :
13 mins by bus from Gora Sta. on Hakone Railway
40 mins by bus from Hakone-yumoto Sta. on Odakyu Line
1 hour by bus from Odawara Sta. on JR Line/ Odakyu Line


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