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Japan’s first open-air art museum where nature and art are in harmony with about 120 sculptures spread across a vast landscape.
Japan’s first open-air museum, founded in 1969, aimed at harmony between nature and art. It has about 120 sculptures spread across a cast landscape of 70,000 m², including classic work by Rodin, Moore, Miro and other world masters of modern and contemporary art.
Outdoor sculptures are only allowed to be photographed for personal use. It is a great place for families since there are many spots where children can enjoy themselves by posing like the sculptures for photos, or playing inside the sculptures.
In addition, there is a museum of Pablo Picasso’s works. It houses one of the largest collections in the world, with 188 pieces of ceramic works as well as other art such as paintings, sculptures, tapestries, gemailles, gold and silver artifacts, and displays them at different times.
When you get tired of strolling, you can take a break in the hot spring footbath. You can soak your feet in the footbath with natural hot water springing from the site, while relaxing and enjoying the artwork.
After a stroll, visit the restaurants and stores. There are a variety of places to take a break, from cafes serving light meals to buffet-style restaurants and live-kitchen style dining. The museum store has a lineup such as original museum goods, accessories by artists, and art books. Stop by and pick up some Hakone souvenirs.