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Art galore..

Quite an eclectic experience looking through this impressive glass topped gallery with an absorbing... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
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Monet, Chagall, Renoir

Missing those Western artists, culture lovers? Along with some Japanese works, you can get your... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Just a perfect way to spend both in nature and viewing exquisite art work. Impressionists, and other fabulous art work.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HiLu
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We got here using our Hakone Free Passes with some help from a friendly bus driver. It’s an interesting collection and we thought it worth the detour. We also had an excellent lunch ordering some set menus.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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