Children can experience art with their whole body! [The Hakone Open Air Museum]
The Hakone Open Air Museum, which opened in 1969 as the first outdoor museum in Japan and celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. In the 70,000-square-meter garden overlooking the mountains of Hakone, 120 masterpieces of modern and contemporary sculptors are on permanent display.
In addition to the "Picasso Pavilion" and the indoor exhibition hall, where 319 of the world's leading collections are exhibited one after another, the attraction is still in the outdoor sculpture.
Above all, this time, I focused on "experience-based art works" that children can enjoy.
"Curve Space + Diamond Structure" with several transparent capsules connected. It looks like a myriad of shabon balls soaring in the fluffy sky. While playing in a capsule with the fun of a maze, you can discover the fun of the form created by nature.
* Target is elementary school students and younger.
This is "Woods of Net". Inside the wooden dome, which is a stack of large-section laminated wood, a huge hammock structure is incorporated, in which a number of colorful hand-knitted nets are joined together.
* You can experience it up to 12 years old.
This is the inside of the tower "Symphony Sculpture Calling Happiness" with a height of 18m and an inner diameter of 8m. Stained glass made from pieces of thick glass with a thickness of 2 to 3 cm split by hand with a mallet is fitted throughout, creating a fantastic world by receiving light from the outside. You can climb up to the top using the spiral staircase, which can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
* Closed due to renovation work until March 19, 2020 (Thursday)
Outdoors, there is a footbath that flows directly from the source using the hot springs that spring from the museum grounds. If you get tired of the art experience, everyone will take a break. Please fully enjoy the natural scenery of Hakone.
《The Hakone Open Air Museum》
[Opening hours] 9: 00-17: 00 (Admission is until 16:30)
[Closed] Open daily [Admission fee] General 1,600 yen, university / high school students 1,200 yen, junior high school / elementary school students 800 yen
Hakone where you can enjoy the magnificent nature of the four seasons. The Hakone Open Air Museum is the first open-air museum in Japan that opened in 1969 to take advantage of its wilderness. Approximately 120 masterpieces of modern and contemporary sculptors are permanently exhibited in a 70,000 m2 lush garden overlooking the mountains of Hakone. You can take a closer look at your favorite works, take a leisurely stroll, and interact with art as you wish. In addition, there is an indoor exhibition hall and a footbath with natural hot springs, including the Picasso Pavilion, which is releasing more than 300 of the world's leading collections, so you can spend a relaxing time.
Address1121 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
Business Hour9:00 to 17:00 (admission is 30 minutes before closing) Open all year round
Parking AreaYes (charged)
Average Usage[Admission fee] General ¥ 1,600, university / high school students ¥ 1,200, junior high school / elementary school students ¥ 800 * "Every Saturday is a family special day" Up to 5 elementary and junior high school students are invited free of charge per guardian.
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