Updated: October 06, 2017
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum in Hakone, Kanagawa

Art and nature lovers, you definitely need to try the Open-Air Museum in Hakone! While in Hakone, you should visit the Open-Air Museum, it's a beautiful outdoor museum where you can enjoy beautiful works of art all the while walking outdoor and enjoying the fresh air.

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The Hakone Open-Air Museum

Hakone is a delightful place to visit for those who love onsen, fresh air, mountains and delicious Japanese cuisine. But it is also a great place for art lovers.
At the Open-Air Museum, you can enjoy viewing pieces of art all the while taking a stroll around the park.
Within the park, there is even a Picasso museum (explained below).
There are also some cafes and restaurants if you want to eat on spot!

Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum exhibits, over two floors, some sculptures, paintings and ceramic works that are less known by the very prolific artist! There are also some photography capturing him at different stages of his life. It is a very interesting place to visit as most of these pieces of art are not exactly characteristic of known work.

Map of Museum

Pagecollection 6 832694 http://www.hakone-oam.or.jp/
The museum is an outdoor one so you can stroll around the park during the day and enjoy many different exhibitions, including the Picasso museum.

Cost and Opening Hours

Ticket fare (price if bought online):
-Adults: ¥1,600 (¥1,500)
-University and high school students: ¥1,200 (¥1,100)
-Middle and elementary school students ¥800 (¥700)

Opening hours: 9:00-17:00


From Shinjuku, you can take the Romancecar towards Hakone-Yumoto (around 1:30).
From there, you hop on the Hakone Tozan Railway (around 30 minutes) until Chokoku No Mori Station. From the station, the museum is a few minute walk.

Ninotaira, Hakone-Town, Kanagawa-Prefecture, 250-0493 Japan
Tel: 0460-82-1161 Fax: 0460-82-1169
Restaurant and shop information: 0460-82-1141

Where to eat around Hakone

Click on the link below for some suggestions of places to eat around the Hakone museum.
In order to get around Hakone, getting the Hakone free pass is very useful, as you can get on the bus and train for an unlimited number of times during 2 or 3 days. It is much more economical to travel that way.
Lili Wanderlust
I love traveling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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