Hakone Open-Air Museum
The Hakone Open-Air Museum mixes traditional indoor galleries and exhibition spaces with outdoor installation of many artworks. Set among the beautifully manicured museum grounds, and set against the lush backdrop of the surrounding forest, the museum marries the display of art with the environment in-keeping with the increasingly popular trend in Japan.
The expansive museum includes sprawling grounds and several buildings including the main gallery, the Picasso Pavilion, Forest Studio, numerous sculptures, smaller galleries and a cafe – just to name a little of what’s included. Artworks from renowned international artists including Picasso, Rodin and Medardo Rosso are among the large collection on display, with pieces by many other important artists held within the collection.
Visitors to the museum should allow at least a couple of hours or more to enjoy everything on offer. Accessible using the Hakone Tozan Railway, the museum is one of Hakone’s most popular attractions and an engaging experience.
09:30 to 17:00 (last entry at 16:30)
Approximately 4.5 to 5.5-hours drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park
The museum is located nearby Chokoku no Mori Station, a stop on the Hakone Tozan Railway. From Hakone-Yumoto Station it takes around 30 minutes to reach the station - the stop prior to the Gora Station terminus. For visitors coming from Gora Station, the museum can be reach on-foot in around 15 minutes