Famous Museums in Hakone

The museums in Hakone give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Hakone with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Hakone. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Hakone.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Hakone.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Hakone:

  1. Hakone Open Air Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Outdoors

    Japan's first outdoor art museum against the backdrop of the picturesque Hakone mountains, is indeed a treat for your eyes. Spread over 70,000 square metres of lushness, this museum believes in promotion of sculpture as an environmental art. There are 120 permanent art installations from modern and contemporary sculptors and artists from all over the world, that are displayed here. The sculptur...Read more
  2. Pola Museum Of Art

    Tags: Art Museum

    Amidst thickets of beech trees in Senghokura Forest, lies this beautiful art museum displaying works of famous Japanese and European artists. In order to not disrupt the natural beauty of the surroundings, the museum is mainly underground. Illuminated by an advanced fiber optic technology, the works on display are from the private collection of over 40 years of Tsuneshi Suzuki, the son of the f...Read more
  3. Venetian Glass Museum

    Tags: Specialty Museum

    You will be welcomed to this museum that looks like a European villa, by a forest of glass trees. And if that did not leave you awestruck yet, the inside of the museum will surely have the desired effect on you. There are 500 antique pieces of Venetian Glass, out of which 100 are always on display. Along with vintage pieces from the 15th -18th centuries, there are modern pieces that use the ant...Read more
  4. The Museum Of The Little Prince

    Tags: Museum, Statue

    Dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's acclaimed book 'The Little Prince', this museum is a wonderful place to visit with family. Designed to look like a small village in France, this museum gives visitors an insight into the famous author's world. Spread over 10000 square meters, visitors are welcomed by an gate which is an exact replica of the great gate of Chateau of Saint-Maurice-de...Read more
  5. Sengokuhara

    Tags: Museum, Outdoors, Botanical Garden, Golf Course

    One of the most popular spots for natural beauty in the whole of Hakone, Senghokura Onsen is a hot springs resort area. The plains are about 700 meters above sea level and are covered by lush green grasslands. The hot springs in the area have been drawing visitors for bathing since 1736, when it began. Senghokura was converted into a Western-style resort area during the 20th century, and every ...Read more
  6. Lalique Museum Hakone

    Tags: Art Museum, Architecture

    Exhibiting selected 230 artworks out of the 1500 marvellous creations by renowned French artist René Jules Lalique, the Lalique Museum pays homage to the extraordinary craftsmaship of the artist. Lalique started his career designing jewellery and glass art, and later went on to design interiors and architectural ornamentation. The museum displays some of the most stunning jewellery and g...Read more
  7. Hakone Museum Of Art

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Garden

    Founded by Okada Mokichi is 1952, the Hakone Museum of Art displays Japanese ceramics all the way from pre-historic times to the Edo Period. There are many earthernware and ceramic vessels depicting the historic significance of each time period. There is also a gorgeous moss garden which has stone pathways bending across it, shaded by maple tress. During autumn, the garden displays fall colors ...Read more
  8. Narukawa Art Museum

    Tags: Art Museum

    At the shores of Lake Ashi, lies the beautiful Narukawa Art Museum, which specialises in displaying artworks of modern nihonga, or Japanese-style paintings of our age. The museum showcases the private collection of Minoru Narukawa from 20 years, which includes 200 creations of Kyujin Yamamoto, recipient of the Order of Cultural Merit. The form of artwork displayed at this museum is nihonga, whi...Read more
  9. Okada Museum Of Art

    Tags: Art Museum

    Built with the aim of bringing Japanese and Asian cultures to the world, The Okada Museum of Art was constructed on the site of the old Kaikatei hotel built in the Meiji period for Westerners. Spread over 5000 square metres, the museum displays Japanese, Chinese, and Korean works of art ranging from ancient times through to the present age. Founded by Okada Kazuo, the museum solely focuses on p...Read more
  10. Hakone Ekiden Museum

    Tags: Museum

    The Hakone Ekiden is one of the most well-known university relay marathon races held between Tokyo and Hakone every year. Considered as “The Greatest Race on Earth”, these races are the most viewed races in the whole cuntry, as many spectators line up to cheer for the partcipants. The Hakone Ekiden Museum is a museum dedicated to these races and displays art and design depicting the...Read more
  11. Tamamura Toyoo Life Art Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Cafe

    Exhibiting the artwork of renowned essayist, painter and winery owner Toyoo Tamamura, this museum is a must see for those visiting Hakone. Located in Motohakone is an area known as Ashi Terrace, the inspiration of the artist's work is from life itself, thus the term “life art”. One of the best things about this museum, apart from the awe-inspiring artworks, is the cafe within the mu...Read more
  12. Hakone Checkpoint Museum Image
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    Michael Kohlberger, BSc MSc

    Beautiful exhibition and excellent restoration of old buildings. One feels like back in the old times where Hakone was used as a checkpoint for travelers to and from Edo. The ar...

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