Hakone, an area close to the mount Fuji less than 100 km from Tokyo has been famous as a tourist spot because of its natural beauty. Hakone hot springs and lake Ashi are the most popular destinations for the visitors. But actually, besides natural beauty there are many interesting museums around this area. These art museums exhibit many extraordinary masterpieces and artworks. What are they?
Pola museum of art was opened in 2002 by POLA group, the beauty product company. This museum was built in the middle of the forest among 300 trees. It features many artworks such as paintings, ceramics, and sculptures by European and Japanese artists.
Amazing museum that aims to harmonise nature and arts by exhibiting artworks in open air. However, indoor space exhibition is also available in this museum. Valley and mountains surrounding this museum make the atmosphere amazing.
【7月21日（金）まで開催！】「魅惑のガラス ガレ、ドーム展 ―東洋の美に憧れて―」が本日スタートいたしました！本展では、当館秘蔵のガレとドームのガラスコレクション全作品（約120件）を一堂に会し、併せて彼らが憧れ、その芸術に大きな影響を与えた日本・東洋の美術品を展示します。 pic.twitter.com/bX61RR6Kh3
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This new museum was opened for public in 2013. This museum has various collections of paintings, ceramics, scrolls of China, Korea and Japan by Kazuo Okada. This nice museum has five floors of exhibitions. There is a foot bath to relax your legs outside the museum.
Okada Museum of Art *Automatic translation
This museum displays about 100 pieces of Venetian glassware. The products and accessories were imported from Venice. Considering its beauty and extraordinary artworks, this museum is simply the one that you can miss.
Hakone Venetian Glass Museum
This museum exhibits the artworks of Toyoo Tamamura, an essayist, painter and vintner. One thing that makes this museum more interesting is the special italian pizza cafe where you can enjoy the beautiful view of lake Ashi from.
Tamamura Toyoo Life Art Museum *Automatic translation
The museum has a number of collections of Japanese paintings that embody Japanese culture. Since 2010, this museum also exhibits a permanent collection of China’s hidden treasures. There are around 4000 pieces in this museum. The museum stands on the small hill with the best view of Hakone.
Narukawa Art Museum