The Hakone Open-air Museum
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.
It’s Japan’s first open-air art museum with about 120 sculptures spread across the vast landscape.
The Picasso Pavilion one of the world’s largest collections of Pablo Picasso’s works.
A variety of facilities are available, such as footbaths, restaurants, and stores.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 1121 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
- 9:00am-5:00pm（Entry allowed until 4:30pm）
Adults 1,600 yen; University and high school students 1,200 yen; Middle and elementary school students 800 yen
*Every Saturday is a Family Discount Day, up to 5 elementary or middle school students per adult are free.
1) About a 2-min walk from Chokoku-no-mori Station on the Hakone Tozan Railway
2) About a 20-min bus ride bound for Hakonemachi-ko, from Hakone-Yumoto Station on the Hakone Tozan Railway, then a 7-min walk from Ninotaira Bus Stop.
3) About an 1-hour drive from the Atsugi Interchange on the Tomei Expressway
- Credit Cards
- Accepted (Visa, MasterCard, JCB, Diners Club, UnionPay)
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)