Hakone Venetian Glass Museum
Also referred to as the ‘Hakone Glass no Mori’, the museum showcases Venetian glassware dating from the 15th to 18th centuries. Over one hundred pieces in total – including some more modern glassware – is on display, housed in imitation Italian-style buildings.
Surrounding the museum, landscaped gardens and a canal-like pond create an tranquil and relaxing setting through which to wander, with the museum’s café restaurant open throughout the day including live ‘canzone’ (Italian ballads) performed by a singer. Workshops are available at the museum with beautiful glass pieces also available for purchase.