The Hakone area is home to one of the most interesting and eclectic grouping of museums in the world. All museums are easily accessible from one another and give wonderful experiences, insights, and opportunities for visitors to learn and see more.
The Lalique museum is dedicated to the renown works of Rene Lalique. The glass sculptures are beautiful. The museum also has a car from the Orient Express on view for guests. The museum is located in the Sengokuhara area. This is one of my favorite museums in Hakone and I highly recommend this one.
A visit to the POLA museum in the Sengokuhara area gives you the opportunity to see a number of works by Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, and more. The impressive collection of wonderful works by many famous western artists is a short bus ride away from Gora Station. The wooded surroundings hide a treasure of artwork by world famous artists.
The exhibits at the Hakone Open-Air Museum are world class. The beautiful surrounding mountains are a wonderful backdrop to sculptures by Rodin, Degas, and more. The Picasso Pavilion has one of the largest collections of the artist`s work in the world. The Chokoku No Mori Station on the Hakone Tozan Train line is a 2min walk from the entrance.
The Narukawa Art Museum in Moto Hakone displays works by famous Japanese artists in the nihonga style. The refined collection of pieces give wonderful insight and examples of western influenced asian art. The mountain setting for this museum gives wonderful views of Lake Ashi and the village of Moto Hakone below.
An impressive preservation of a summer retreat for an influential politician is now the home of the Hiraga Kei Art Museum in Yumoto. The artist spent much of his time in the Parisian Avante Garde scene of the early 20th century. The often erotic portraits are an interesting contrast to the sublime architecture of the reformed Japanese residence.
The recently opened Okada Museum of Art displays an eclectic and distinguished collection of Japanese arts, crafts, and sculptures. The works are impressive in their historical context as well as their asthetic beauty.
The Little Prince museum is dedicated to the famous work of Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Stroll the themed grounds of this insightful and pleasant museum after learning and experiencing the life of the author and the characters he created. The pleasant surrounding of Sengokuhara is a great setting for this wonderful dedication to a classic children`s tale.
The Glass Museum in Sengokuhara gives visitors the chance to see beautiful artwork made from the glass medium. There are pieces from the famed artists of Venice and more.
You can visit any of these museums upon your request with Explore Hakone’s private sightseeing tour. Please see our tour page for more details.