The Pola Museum of Art opened in 2002 in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, based on the concept of "Hakone's nature and art coexistence." The collection of the Pola Museum of Art was collected by Tsuneji Suzuki, the second founder of Pola, over a period of 40 years. It reaches 10,000 points. In consideration of Hakone's nature and scenery, the building is 8 meters above ground, and most of the building is underground, making it a shape that blends in with the forest. In addition, in July 2013, the promenade was grandly opened so that the rich nature of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park can be enjoyed more. In the forest where beech and Himeshara grow in colonies, you can enjoy nature walks along with art works.
The collection of Western paintings centered on Impressionists such as Monet and Renoir is one of the largest in Japan. While it is located in the tourist area of Hakone, you can relax and appreciate authentic works of art. As one of our commitments, the lighting in the exhibition room is set to “Sunset in Paris in July” so that impressionist works can be viewed beautifully. In addition, original goods and restaurant course menus are renewed according to the theme of each exhibition, so you can enjoy it without getting tired of visiting each exhibition or season. Spend some time in the light-filled architectural space and enjoy the rich collection and the works of artists who are active in the forefront of modern times.