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“Good option for a rainy day”
Review of Pola Museum of Art

Pola Museum of Art
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Ranked #2 of 121 things to do in Hakone-machi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is the second time Ive visited the museum. the architecture is great and the exhibitions are good too (especially the one we saw). However, it does present Western art and not a lot of Japanese or Asian art. Its certainly a great option for a rainy day in Hakone, which is what brought us here this time.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We had our own car, so not a problem for us, but the Pola is a bit out of the way and I'm not sure how you get here without your own transport unless you are on a guided tour.

The actual art display area itself is not that large, though there were some very fine pieces in the special exhibitions that were on when we visited: Masterpieces of Western Painting, and an Emile Gallé "Collecting Nature" glass collection. Wonderful stuff.

We didn't have time to do the nature walk through the museum's grounds but I imagine that would be a very pleasant stroll.

The building itself is pretty impressive and on a grand scale. Must have cost a fortune to build, but I guess the Pola corporation has the money to invest in it's social responsibility budget. I did just walk away with an odd feeling that the display areas themselves were rather overshadowed by a lot of empty design space. Anyway, judge it for yourself.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Perhaps I had too high of expectations after all the good reviews, but maybe I just didn’t appreciate the current special exhibit of glassware. For me, it was not worth the trip out, even though the building itself was quite nice.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Although we didn't plan a visit to this museum, we ended up here on a rainy day. The museum is easy to reach by bus and is located in a beautiful environment. The architecture of the museum is beautiful and perfectly blends in the environment. The museum has an interesting collection and is defintely worth a visit.

1  Thank Gidy L
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

There cannot be many art museums that you can see Monet, Renoir, Cezanne etc paintings next to each other and get so close you can see the paint strokes. Truly amazing. A little pricey however worth the visit.

1  Thank Richard C
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