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Romantic Winter Museums: 3 Popular Hakone Art Museums to Enjoy Illumination

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"The Little Prince Museum"

``The Little Prince Museum'' is a museum themed around the masterpiece ``The Little Prince,'' which was created for the first time in the world in 1999 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of author Saint-Exupéry. You can trace the life of Saint-Exupéry and the circumstances surrounding the birth of ``The Little Prince'' through exhibits of photographs, letters, favorite items, and other materials.

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"Romantic Starry Night"
"Romantic Starry Night" is a limited time event until January 8, 2018. From 3:30 pm, illuminations will be turned on centered around the 7m-long Christmas tree in the French-style garden "Parc du Petit Prince" in the park. Also, from 17:00, the world of ``The Little Prince'' will be projected as a projection mapping onto the Chateau de Saint-Maurice de Remans. You can enjoy the romantic scenery that will make you feel like you are lost in a story.

Event period: November 3, 2017 (Friday/Holiday) to January 8, 2018 (Monday/Holiday)
Time: 15:30-18:00 (Illumination)
17:00-18:00 (projection mapping)
Location: French garden (inside The Little Prince Museum)

"The Little Prince Museum"
Address: 909 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 250-0631
TEL: 0460-86-3700
FAX: 0460-86-3701
Admission hours: 9:00-18:00 (last entry 17:00)
Access: Approximately 30 minutes by train from Hakone Tozan Railway Hakone Yumoto Station on the Hakone Tozan Bus bound for Togendai.
Approximately 18 minutes from Hakone Tozan Railway's Gora Station on the sightseeing facility tour bus ``bound for Shuseihanazono'' or ``bound for Gotemba Premium Outlets.''
Immediately after getting off at "Kawamukai/Little Prince Museum" bus stop
Approximately 20 minutes by car from Tomei Expressway Gotemba IC
Parking lot accommodates 112 cars 300 yen per day
HP: http://www.tbs.co.jp/l-prince/
Twitter :https://twitter.com/HoshiMuseumTBS
Admission fee: Same-day ticket: 1,600 yen for adults, 700 yen for elementary and junior high school students, 1,100 yen for high school, university students (student ID required), and seniors (over 65 years old), advance ticket: 1,400 yen for adults, 600 yen for elementary and junior high school students
*Advance ticket for adults is 1,200 yen from January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018 (valid until April 27, 2018)
*Free for preschoolers
*In addition, there are various discounts, group tickets for 15 or more people, and annual passes, so please see the official website for details.

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"Hakone Glass Forest Museum"

The Hakone Glass Forest Museum is located in Sengokuhara and is Japan's first art museum specializing in Venetian glass.
The museum exhibits masterpieces of delicate and elegant Venetian glass from the 15th to 19th centuries.
"Venetian Glass Museum" and glass works by modern artists on display
There is a ``Modern Glass Museum'', and there are also museum shops, restaurants,
This is a popular art museum with a glass workshop attached.

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"Crystal Illumination - Christmas Shining in the Sun and Wind"
The "Crystal Glass Tree" will appear at the "Hakone Glass Forest Museum".
Approximately 150,000 pieces of crystal glass are attached to the two large and small trees.
It sparkles in seven colors in the clear sunlight. At dusk, it's lit up
Transformed into a fantastic beauty. You can see their expressions change depending on the time of your visit.
Also, "Twilight Candle" begins with the Christmas season.
From around 16:00, candle holders and lanterns set up in the garden are lit.
You can admire the glass works and trees while watching the warm candlelight.

Event period: “Crystal Glass Tree”
Currently being held - scheduled for Monday, December 25, 2017
"Twilight Candle"
Currently being held ~ December 25, 2017 (Monday) Time: Around 16:00 ~
*Cancelled in case of rain

"Hakone Glass Forest Museum"
Address: 940-48 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 250-0631
TEL: 0460-86-3111
FAX: 0460-86-3114
Admission hours: 10:00-17:30 (last entry 17:00)
Access: By train From Gora Station on the Hakone Tozan Railway, get off at the Facility Tour Bus stop at Hakone Glass Forest.
By car: Approximately 20 minutes from Tomei Expressway Gotemba IC Parking lot accommodates 250 cars 300 yen per day for regular cars
HP: http://www.ciao3.com/
Twitter :https://twitter.com/GarasunomoriWeb
Admission fee: Same-day ticket Adults 1,500 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 600 yen, High school and university students 1,100 yen, Seniors 1,400 yen
*Please see the official website for details.

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"Hakone Open-Air Museum"

The Hakone Open-Air Museum is an art museum that fuses nature and sculpture. Many sculptures from modern to modern times harmonize with the beautiful scenery. There are various gardens on the vast grounds, which are popular not only for viewing, but also for taking a walk while admiring the scenery.

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"Hakone Night Museum"
An event in which artist Kyota Takahashi, who manipulates lighting and video, lights up the open-air exhibition hall and outdoor sculptures at the Hakone Open-Air Museum. Various colored lights illuminate the sculpture. Additionally, the lanterns that can be rented for free change color depending on the area. It's not just a viewing event, it's a hands-on event, so even children can enjoy it. Additionally, an ``artist talk'' by Kyota Takahashi will be held on January 7th.

Event period: “Hakone Night Museum”
Friday, December 1, 2017 - Monday, January 8, 2018
Event time: 16:30-18:00
*Indoor exhibition hall and green shade plaza close at 17:00
Venue: Circular plaza, main building area outdoor exhibition hall
Lantern rental location: Main building gallery (free)
Lantern rental hours: 16:30-17:40
"Artist Talk"
Artist talk for the general public
Sunday, January 7, 2018 Time: 17:00~

"Hakone Open-Air Museum"
Address: 1121 Ninohira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 250-0493
TEL: 0460-82-1161
FAX: 0460-82-1169
Admission hours: 9:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30)
Access: By train, get off at Hakone Tozan Railway “Chokoku no Mori” and walk 2 minutes
By car Tomei Atsugi IC → Odawara Atsugi Road → National Route 1 → Approximately 500m from Prefectural Route 723
Parking lot Museum visit Regular car 500 yen for up to 5 hours
500 yen/hour for 5 hours or more
Restaurants, shops, and other uses
Regular car 500 yen/1 hour
HP: http://www.hakone-oam.or.jp/exhibitions/article.cgi?id=847511
Twitter :https://twitter.com/hakone_museum
Admission fee: Same-day ticket Adults 1,600 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 800 yen, High school and university students 1,200 yen
*Free admission for up to 5 elementary and junior high school students per parent on Saturdays
*In addition, discounts are available for people with a disability certificate, for groups, online discounts, and electronic tickets. Please see the official website for details.
http://www.hakone-oam.or.jp/about/?id=14

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A museum at night that can be enjoyed only in winter

What did you think? This is an event that can be enjoyed especially in winter when the nights are long. at dusk
After admiring the scenery of Hakone, be sure to visit the Night Museum.

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