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彫刻の森美術館The Hakone Open-Air Museum

  • Culture / Art / History (Art museums / Galleries)
  • Around Hakone
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Around Hakone
1121 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 250-0493, Japan
  • Culture / Art / History (Art museums / Galleries)
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Date of post:2015/06/16

Appreciate sculptures while hiking on the pleasant hill

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Even if you are not art fan, you still can enjoy The Hakone Open-Air Museum. More than 100 sculptures are set in the huge ground. The museum is surrounded by the mountains, so you can see these art pieces while you are walking along the pleasant walkway as if you are hiking on the hill.

If you are sculpture fan, you may find some famous artists’ names such as Henri Moore, Auguste Rodin and Japanese, Taro Okamoto.

There is also Picasso Pavilion. They exhibit not only his paintings but also his ceramic works and glass pieces. It is nice to know the variety of his work field.

My favorite piece in this museum is Symphonic Sculpture by Gabriel Loire. It is very big piece, so you will not miss it. The big cylindrical construction is covered with stained glass wall. There is a spiral staircase inside and you can walk up to the top. You will feel like you are basking in the multi-colored light shower while walking toward the top. Also the view from the top is magnificent!

There is a foot-bath facility in the museum ground as well as some restaurants and coffee shops, so if you are tired of walking or appreciating the art pieces, you can relax.

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