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The Little Prince Museum
Dive into the wonderful tale at the world’s first museum dedicated to the book “The Little Prince”!
This spot is the world’s first ever museum dedicated to the worldwide beloved fairy tale, “The Little Prince”. It was opened June 29th, 1999 to celebrate 100 years since the birth of the story’s author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Visitors are met at the entrance by a miniature of The Little Prince at Asteroid B-612. Once inside, you’ll find the European Garden with a gorgeous array of flowers in bloom all year around, the Rose Garden filled with the prince’s favorite red roses, The Flower Garden of Christmas Roses with statues of the prince, a fox, and a sheep waiting inside. Next, take The King’s Street, lush with plenty of European-flair, and make your way to the Exhibition Hall and Projection Hall. There’s no need to worry if you don’t know the tale of The Little Prince. At the Projection Hall you’ll find recreations of the desert world and pieces that show you more about both the characters and author. At the Exhibition Hall you’ll learn about the author’s life as an aviator, and the life secrets that brought him to write The Little Prince.
Across the museum grounds you’ll find plenty to see, including recreations of the church and castle from the author’s boyhood. If you’re hungry, swing by Restaurant Le Petit Prince for a bite. The restaurant features a provincial French interior and dishes that celebrate different moments from the book! Explore this world for a full on dive into the wonderful world of The Little Prince.
The first ever museum in the world based on the fairy tale, “The Little Prince”.
Home to restaurants featuring themed dishes reminiscent of the book.
Enjoy a European garden with fresh flowers that bloom all seasons of the year.
Explore the sprawling, French-style streets of Saint Exupéry.
The museum interior is entirely photogenetic.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 909 Sengokuhara, Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimogun, Kanagawa
- Admission (Tax incl.)
Adults 1,600 yen, Elementary/Middle School Students 700 yen, High School/University/Trade School Students(must have student ID)/Seniors(ages 65+) 1,100 yen. Toddlers and Infants admitted for free.
[Advance Tickets] Adults 1,400 yen, Elementary/Middle School Students 600 yen.
※ Museum hours may change due to inclement weather. Please note that entry tickets will not be refunded.
- Museum Closures
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month (open every in March and August)
※ Museum remains open during new year holidays
- Business Hours
10:00am-6:00pm（Admission allowed until 5:00pm）
※ Exhibition/Movie Hall hours: 10:00am–5:30pm
※ Please note that museum hours may be subject to change or early closure depending on weather conditions. Please check the official Twitter account for latest updates.
(1) From the Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal (Busta Shinjuku), take the Odakyu Hakone Expressway Bus (Hakone Line) for approx. 120 mins. Get off at the Kawamukai Stop to arrive.
(2) From JR Odawara Station, take the Hakone Tozan Bus (towards Togendai) approx. 50 minutes. Get off at Kawamukai/Little Prince Museum bus stop to arrive.
(3) From Hakone Tozan Railway Hakone Yumoto Station, take the Hakone-Tozan Bus (towards Togendai) approx. 30 mins. Get off at Kawamukai/Little Prince Museum bus stop to arrive.
(4) From Hakone Tozan Railway Gora Station, take the sightseeing loop bus (bound for Shissei Kaen-mae) for approx. 18 mins. Get off at Kawamukai/Little Prince Museum bus stop to arrive.
- No smoking areas available ※There is a ash tray area at the parking lot.
- Credit Cards
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)