Hakone Glass Museum

The first in Japan! A museum specializing in the delicate and graceful Venetian glass

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An exceptional world appearing in the middle of the great nature of Hakone. Buildings that have recreated Venice have an atmosphere that feels like being in a European castle of the Middle Ages.
Business Hours
Saturday ( 9:30 AM ~ 5:30 PM )
Sunday ( 9:30 AM ~ 5:30 PM )
Weekdays ( 9:30 AM ~ 5:30 PM )
Adult: 1,500 JPY
Children: 600 JPY
Hakone Glass Museum, 940-48 Sengokuhara Hakone-machi Ashigarashimo-gun Kanagawa
(0460) 86-3111

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A museum that draws out the infinite possibilities of glass

Within the vast grounds, there are the Venetian Glass Museum and the Venetian Modern Glass Museum. At the Venetian Glass Museum, there is a permanent display of approximately 100 examples of glass art works that boast a thousand years of history of Venice, Italy. The Venetian glass that enthused European nobility from the 15th to 18th centuries is the height of beauty. The Venetian Modern Glass Museum is located in the courtyard. Venetian glass staged a comeback in the late 19th century, and imbued with new life, original and modern Venetian glass is displayed. But it’s not all about the interior of the museum. Inside the European-style garden, there is a crystal glass arch, called the Corridor of Light, with a height of 9m and a total length of about 10m that resembles a bridge with its own special presence. Roughly 160,000 beads of crystal glass are moved by the wind which glitter and reflect the light. A brilliance of 7 colors is released from the sunlight and wind direction especially in autumn.

A Christmas tree is front and center in the garden during winter. With the image of a fir tree, it is made from about 80,000 beads of crystal glass and spans 10m in height. From the flamboyant brilliance during the afternoon to the magical sight of it once it is lit up at night, you will never tire of it even after a whole day.

See it, hear it, make it and taste it. A museum to enjoy with all five senses

This is a museum with an elegant impression, but the secret of not getting tired of it even after many visits is its interactivity. You can create glass at the sandblasting studio, carving patterns through blowing sand and making keyholders and accessories with the techniques of melting and fusing glass together. At the café-restaurant where you can taste the famous fruit tea, there are live canzone performances 6 times a day. This is a museum which you can enjoy with all five senses.

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