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The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone-machi

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Admire many paintings and sculptures at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, home to masterpieces by the likes of Picasso, Rodin, and Morie Ogiwara. The outdoor museum, laid out along a grassy hillside and surrounded by forested mountains, boasts a permanent collection of more than 100 sculptures and 300 paintings by both renowned foreign and Japanese artists. Be sure to check the museum's website for information regarding group tickets, family rates, temporary exhibits, special events, and more. Make The Hakone Open-Air Museum a part of your Hakone-machi vacation plans using our Hakone-machi day trip website.
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  • The huge indoor Picasso exhibition seems to be the main draw. I’m not into art, so I don’t really get the hype about Picasso. I enjoyed the outdoor exhibition more. It’s more interactive and kid... 
    The huge indoor Picasso exhibition seems to be the main draw. I’m not into art, so I don’t really get the hype about Picasso. I enjoyed the outdoor exhibition more. It’s more interactive and kid...  more »
  • Spent 3 hours there and it’s a must visit. Kids will love it and adults can have a good stroll around this beautiful park. I would say even a great place for couples too. Not so crowded and a mini... 
    Spent 3 hours there and it’s a must visit. Kids will love it and adults can have a good stroll around this beautiful park. I would say even a great place for couples too. Not so crowded and a mini...  more »
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  • Definitely a must see in the autumn. The beautiful fall colors really make this museum magical. I’m additional to the grounds and various statues and exhibits, there is also a Picasso exhibit. We waited in line for 15-20 minutes in the morning on a weekend, which is not too bad. If you can buy tickets in advance, go for it, but still worth the wait. The grounds are spacious, so we did not feel crowded although it was pretty busy. Love the art!
  • Beautiful open air museum set in an incredible mountain backdrop. Lots of awesome sculptures including some interactive ones that kids can play on. There’s also an awesome indoor Picasso exhibit with 300 works (no photos allowed). Quite a bit of walking, so something to keep in mind if you’re differently able, although there are ramps which is good. Worth noting is the gift store - one of the most unique I’ve seen, so bring some spending money for that!

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