Hakone is one of the popular travel destinations, especially among the Japanese, enriched with a number of art-related museums and places. Located close to Tokyo and Mount Fuji, the area is identically known for its refreshing hot springs and fresh air as it is located on the top of a mountain.

Access; How to Get There

From Tokyo, ride Romance Car (operated by Odakyu Railway) from Shinjuku station to Hakone-Yumoto station. Recommended purchasing Hakone Free Pass which covers round trip Tokyo-Hakone and unlimited ride of selected trains, buses, ropeways, cable cars, and boats in Hakone.

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Recommended Travel Destination in Hakone

Hakone Open-Air Museum

This is one of the must-visit museums in Hakone with collections of artworks made by Picasso, Taro Okamoto, and more, featuring a number of sculptures and works of art. For those who come with families, there is a nest house full of the net where children can play joyfully.

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Glass Museum

This the first art museum in Japan specializing in Venetian glasses that will make you, unconsciously, open your mouth with the beautiful sparkling glasses art!

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The Little Prince Museum

If you come with kids, this is one of the must-visit museums in Hakone! The Little Prince Museum is dedicated to the story of Little Prince featuring the French townscape and European garden in the middle of the lush beauty of Hakone.

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Lake Ashinoko

A must-visit place in Hakone where you can enjoy the view of Mount Fuji, lake, torii of Hakone Shrine, and ride pirate ships that will offer great sceneries!

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Hakone Shrine

Besides as a popular travel spot in Hakone, the shrine is extremely popular for its photogenic torii which stands right beside the lake Ashinoko.

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