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Okada Museum of Art

The museum is the largest in Hakone and displays approximately 450 pieces of art from Japan, China, and Korea.

Museum of Art

The museum opened in 2013 in the Kowakudani hot spring area. It was built on the site of the former Kaikatei, a hotel built for Westerners in the Meiji era, and boasts a total of five floors with an area of about 5,000㎡, making it the largest museum in Hakone.

The museum features works by Rimpa school artists such as Sotatsu Tawaraya and Korin Ogata, Ukiyoe woodblock prints by Utamaro Kitagawa and Hokusai Katsushika, modern and contemporary Japanese paintings by Shunso Hishida and Taikan Yokoyama, as well as about 450 pieces of Oriental art including Japanese, Chinese and Korean ceramics and Japanese Buddhist art.

The vast garden of about 15,000 square meters is also an attraction. You can enjoy a variety of flowers such as azaleas, peonies, and hydrangeas depending on the season, so be sure to take a stroll after your visit. At the entrance of the garden, there is a quaint restaurant called “Kaika-tei”, which is a renovated building from the early Showa period. There you can enjoy tranquility while listening to the sounds of the waterfall and the pond where Koi fish swim.

There is also a footbath café on the premises that uses 100% hot spring water. Take a break with a drink in your hand while looking at the large mural painting of the wind and thunder gods "Kaze / Toki" by Kotaro Fukui.

Also be sure to check out the museum store, where you will find a variety of original items to add color to your life, such as handwriting papers, clear files, and tenugui hand towels with motifs of the art collection.

Highlights

  • The museum exhibits approximately 450 works of art from Japan, China, and Korea.
  • There is a vast garden about 15,000 m² large, where you can enjoy seasonal flowers, a therapeutic walk in the forest, and autumn leaves.
  • There is also a footbath cafe with 100% spring water, perfect for taking a break after viewing.

Photos

  • Japanese paintings, mainly folding screens, are displayed in the exhibition room on the third floor.

    Japanese paintings, mainly folding screens, are displayed in the exhibition room on the third floor.

  • Footbath cafe with a view of a large mural painting of the wind and thunder gods

    Footbath cafe with a view of a large mural painting of the wind and thunder gods

  • At the footbath cafe, you can also enjoy sweets such as soft ice cream and Japanese parfait. From left to right: premium Japanese parfait 800 yen, premium soft ice cream 400 yen

    At the footbath cafe, you can also enjoy sweets such as soft ice cream and Japanese parfait. From left to right: premium Japanese parfait 800 yen, premium soft ice cream 400 yen

  • The garden where you can feel the four seasons of Hakone

    The garden where you can feel the four seasons of Hakone

  • The museum store also has a variety of original goods. From left to right: clear file (folded in three) 360 yen, Jakuchu clear file (A4) 360 yen, handwriting paper 410 yen each. *All prices include tax.

    The museum store also has a variety of original goods. From left to right: clear file (folded in three) 360 yen, Jakuchu clear file (A4) 360 yen, handwriting paper 410 yen each. *All prices include tax.

  • The exterior of the museum

    The exterior of the museum

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Details

Name in Japanese
岡田美術館
Postal Code
250-0406
Address
493-1 Kowakudani, Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
Tel
0460-87-3931
Closed
December 31, January 1, Exhibition changeover period
Hours
9:00am-5:00pm (Admission allowed until 4:30pm)
Admission
Adults: 2,800 yen, Primary, junior high, and senior high school students: 1,800 yen, Garden entrance fee: 300 yen, Footbath fee: 500 yen (Footbath fee is free if you use the museum) *All prices include tax.
Access
1) About 20 minutes by Izu Hakone Bus or Hakone Tozan Bus from Hakone-Tozan Railway Hakone-Yumoto Station, alight at Kowakien Bus Stop and walk for a short distance.
2) Approximately 20 minutes by car from the Hakone-guchi Interchange on the Odawara Atsugi Road.
Credit Cards
Accepted (Visa, Mastercard, JCB, American Express, Diners Club, UnionPay)
Official Website
Official Website (English)