Narukawa Art Museum

Attraction 成川美術館, Japan, 〒250-0522 Kanagawa Prefecture, Ashigarashimo District, Hakone, Motohakone, 570 Published on: 26-02-2016

2 hours
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:30 AM
11:30 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Family
Historic
Museum
Kids
Art
12.00 USD

Narukawa Art Museum is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Narukawa Art Museum stands on a small hill, surrounded by trees. During your visit, take a moment to walk out of the Panorama Lounge at the front of the museum.

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Why Narukawa Art Museum is special ?

Narukawa Art Museum stands on a small hill, surrounded by trees. During your visit, take a moment to walk out of the Panorama Lounge at the front of the museum and take a stroll in the garden. From here, you can enjoy the best view of Hakone.


More than 4000 traditional Japanese paintings have been collected in the Narukawa Art Museum. Each exhibition room is wide and relaxing. In addition, the observatory lounge of the museum has a breathtaking view of the best combination of Ashino-ko Lake and Mt. Fuji you will ever see. You can enjoy a wonderful panorama from a 50-meter long glass covered observatory avoiding wind, cold and strong sunshine, or go out in the garden and enjoy the view from there.


Source: http://www.narukawamuseum.co.jp/

What to explore at Narukawa Art Museum?

Beside the entrance to the museum, a statue of the Buddhist bodhisattva Jizo stands guard. Sugi (Japanese cedar) trees inhabit the garden.

The Japanese cedar grows to 40 meters in height, and one specimen, known as Jomon Sugi, on the southern island of Yakushima, is some 3,000 to 7,000 years old. The museum’s own Daio Sugi (Great King Cedar) is estimated to be around 3,000 years old.

In addition to Japanese art, you will be impressed by the magnificent views through the panorama windows towards Lake Ashi, and, if you are lucky weatherwise, you can see Mount Fuji. The museum has a nice café and a little garden with lovely views to the lake and a good museum shop.

Source: http://www.narukawamuseum.co.jp/

How to get to Narukawa Art Museum?

Shinkansen and Bus

From Tokyo or Nagoya (Shinkansen) → Odawara Station (Hakone Tozan bus/Izu Hakone bus) → Moto Hakone Quay

Odakyu Line and Bus

From Shinjuku Station, Tokyo (Odakyu Line) → Odawara Station / Hakone Yumoto Station (Hakone Tozan bus/Izu Hakone bus) → Moto Hakone Quay

Car

From Tokyo (Tomei Expressway) → Atsugi Interchange → Odawara Atsugi Road → Hakone Shindo → Moto Hakone

From Nagoya (Tomei Expressway) → Gotemba Interchange → via National Route 138 to Lake Ashi → Moto Hakone

Sightseeing Boat / Pleasure Cruise

Three minutes on foot from Hakone Sightseeing Boat, Moto Hakone Quay/Izu Hakone Pleasure Cruise, Moto Hakone Quay

Source: http://www.narukawamuseum.co.jp/

Selling points

  • Modern art & magnificent lake and mountain views
  • A nice view of Mt Fuji across Lake Ashi
  • Great architecture and a great collection of art
  • Awesome views and displays
  • Best medium-sized art museum
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
102.60 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
12 places

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成川美術館, Japan, 〒250-0522 Kanagawa Prefecture, Ashigarashimo District, Hakone, Motohakone, 570

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Tips for you

  • There is a Cafe, you can enjoy a meal after visiting.
    Food
  • You should ask permission before taking photograph.
    Photography
  • You should visit official website to get more detail information.
    Experience
  • You should keep a clean environment in the public place.
    Equipment
  • Wheel chairs and a stair lift are available for visitors with disabilities.
    Equipment
  • International credit cards such as VISA, Diners Club, Master and China UnionPay cards can be used at the museum shop but not for admission.
    Other
  • You should ask permission if you want to touch the display.
    Other
  • You should keep eyes on your children to avoid getting lost.
    Safety
  • It is located at 570 Moto Hakone, Hakone, Ashigara Shimo, Kanagawa 250-0522.
    Location
  • Complimentary parking is available for 15 large buses and 70 passenger cars.
    Parking

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TripAdvisor View more

It was surprising to realize as first time visitors to Hakone area, that in its numerous art museums Western art appears to be more on offer than Japanese. The Narukawa Art Museum in Motohakone is a delightful exception, with an interesting selection of its vast collections of modern Japanese art. The collections on display are not extensive but well selected. The museum is located at the very heart of the lakeside village Motohakone, in an elegant modern building well landscaped on the leafy hillside. An escalator from street level leads to the entrance. In addition to Japanese art we were impressed by the magnificent views through the panorama windows towards Lake Ashi, and, if you are lucky weatherwise, you can see Mount Fuji. You could sit and admire the view for hours! The museum has a nice café and a little garden with lovely views to the lake and a good museum shop. Highly recommended!

FourSquare View more

富士山絶景。mt. Fuji so beautiful from here

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