The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Bring art and nature together in a stunning mountain sculpture garden
Hakone is a mountainous town known for its hot springs and views of Mt. Fuji in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, west of Tokyo. The Hakone Open-Air Museum brings art and nature into harmony. This open-air museum displays more than 120 sculptures by Japanese and international artists in an expansive park, showcasing works both large and small against the beauty of the mountains.
There are five indoor exhibit spaces throughout the park, featuring mixed media art, including the Picasso Pavillion, which features a constantly rotating selection from the museum’s large Picasso collection and many unfinished sketches and esoterica not often seen in public. Wandering the grounds is a different experience in every season, but always emphasizes the power of a juxtaposition between art and nature to renew the creative mind.