The Hakone Open Air Museum, which opened in 1969 as the first open-air 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," which opens up 319 of the world's leading collections, and the indoor exhibition hall, its appeal lies in its 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 soap bubbles soaring in the fluffy sky. While playing in the capsule that has the fun of the 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 lumber, a huge hammock structure is incorporated, in which a number of colorful hand-knitted nets are joined together.
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 into the whole, 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 has a rest. Please fully enjoy the natural scenery of Hakone.
《The Hakone Open Air Museum》
[Opening hours] 9:00 to 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
Outline of the event
The Hakone Open Air Museum
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 nature. 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 are indoor exhibition halls and footbaths with natural hot springs, including the Picasso Pavilion, which is opening up more than 300 of the world's leading collections, so you can spend a relaxing time.About the facility Access