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Hakone Open-Air Museum Tours

Hakone Open-Air Museum
The Hakone Open-Air Museum is a 200-acre park dotted with fascinating sculptures. When it opened in 1969, it was Japan’s first open-air museum; now its collection includes more than 1,000 sculptures, with about 120 on permanent display. Artists whose sculptures are exhibited include Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Constantin Brâncuși.
 
The Basics
The Open-Air Museum is a must-see during any visit to Hakone, a picturesque town in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, southwest of Tokyo. Art aficionados will love it, but so will travelers with a wide range of interests, as the park is spacious, well-tended, and full of fun photo opportunities. Travelers usually visit while touring the Hakone area on a day or overnight trip from Tokyo.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There are indoor exhibition areas too, which make a nice refuge when the weather is bad.
  • The on-site café offers good views of the gardens.
  • Advance ticket reservations are recommended to save time, but this can only be done within Japan.
  • This is a good destination for kids, as there is lots of open space and a Children’s Pavilion.
 
How to Get There
The most direct route to the museum from Tokyo via public transit is to take the Shinkansen (bullet train) to Odawara. From there, take the Odakyu Line to Hakone Yumoto Station, then take the Hakone Tozan Railway to Chokoku-no-Mori Station. From there, the museum is a short walk.
 
When to Get There
The museum is open from 9am until 5pm year-round. Last entry is a half-hour before closing, and you should aim to spend at least an hour here. In winter there could be snow, but that makes the outdoor park all the more photo-worthy.
 
Explore Hakone
Hakone is very popular with Japanese tourists, and for good reason, as there are a number of easy outdoor activities to enjoy. One of the best things to do in the town is to take the Hakone Ropeway up to Owakudani. On a clear day, there are spectacular views of Mount Fuji.
Address: The Hakone Open-Air Museum Ninotaira, Hakone-Town, Kanagawa-Prefecture 250-0493, Japan
Admission: Varies
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8 Tours and Activities to Experience Hakone Open-Air Museum

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Private Tour: Chartered Car to Mt. Fuji Lake Kawaguchiko or Hakone and Lake Ashi

Private Tour: Chartered Car to Mt. Fuji Lake Kawaguchiko or Hakone and Lake Ashi

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Find the best viewpoints on this private tour from Tokyo via minivan. Choose between visiting Mt. Fuji or Hakone and relax as your guide navigates twisting mountain roads with ease en route to sites such as Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Ashi, and Arakurayama Sengen Park. This full-day tour also includes hotel pickup and drop-off, a guide available in several languages, and the possibility to curate your trip to suit your interests—a privilege only allowed by a private tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$831.73
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$831.73
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Private Full-Day Hakone Tour from Tokyo Including Owakudani Valley

Private Full-Day Hakone Tour from Tokyo Including Owakudani Valley

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Escape the chaos of Tokyo for a day and discover Japan’s natural splendor, at just a short bullet train ride from the city. Join your private group guide on an enriching visit to the highlights of Hakone. Admire the iconic red torii gates of the shrine, stroll past over 100 artworks in Japan’s first open-air museum, and board a pirate ship for a scenic cruise on the lake—with Mt. Fuji views.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$313.12
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$313.12
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Highlights of Hakone Day Trip by Public Transportation

Highlights of Hakone Day Trip by Public Transportation

Figuring out Japan’s public transport system can be overwhelming, so eliminate the stress by having a guide to accompany you for the day. After hotel pickup, you’ll travel with a guide to the beautiful town of Hakone. Top sights you’ll see include Lake Ashi, a Viking boat, the volcanic crater in Owakudani Valley, Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, and Hakone Open-Air Museum.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$276.39
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$276.39
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Sightseeing trip to Hakone (Mount Fuji) with English speaking driver

Sightseeing trip to Hakone (Mount Fuji) with English speaking driver

It’s no secret that Hakone is one of the most popular and accessible day trip destinations from Tokyo. What keeps people coming back is its famous hot springs and vastly untouched nature. Not to mention, on a lucky day, visitors can get a perfect glimpse of Mount Fuji from afar. Perhaps most strikingly, Hakone is heaps quieter, which is why even locals come here for a respite from the busy city on weekends. Hakone is a little world of its own with its fair share of quirks, from pirate ships and volcanic valleys to the iconic torii gate. But here’s the thing: one day is not enough to explore everything! Hakone deserves more than a day trip. In fact, we’ll be featuring some things that only opened as recently as last year — further highlighting that Japan is truly an ever-changing country that always switches things up. If you really wants to enjoy Hakone, plan a two- or three-day stay.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$853.06
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Private Hakone Tour - View of Mt. Fuji, Nature and Culture

Private Hakone Tour - View of Mt. Fuji, Nature and Culture

Hakone is a beautiful mountainous area in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu-National Park. Just a half hour away from Tokyo by bullet train, a day tour out to Hakone is a must do. Famous for it’s hot springs, scenic crater lake (Lake Ashi) and it’s breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji, Hakone is completely surrounded by Japan’s beautiful nature. Our Hakone tour is a carefully curated mix of history, culture, nature and fun activities. Over the course of this full day tour we journey through Hakone and explore the other-worldly natural forces that engulf the area. This private tour includes a bullet train from Shinagawa to Odawara and back, a boat ride across Lake Ashi, a cable car up the volcanic Mt. Hakone, a chance to try some legendary black eggs near the sulfurous fields of Owakudani and a visit to the Hakone Open Air Museum. In addition, you will wander around the Old Cedar Avenue - one of Japan's oldest networks of roads and get a chance to ride a train engulfed in the mountains.
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$567.50
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$567.50
Price varies by group size
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Hakone Private One Day Tour From Tokyo: Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi, Hakone National Park

Hakone Private One Day Tour From Tokyo: Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi, Hakone National Park

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Travel to the resort town of Hakone without the hassle of arranging transportation or joining a large group tour. This private tour exclusively for your party takes you on an express train to Hakone where you will enjoy the flexibility of picking which attractions you wish to experience.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$351.89
Price varies by group size
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$351.89
Price varies by group size
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Hakone Private Two Day Tour from Tokyo with Overnight Stay in Ryokan

Hakone Private Two Day Tour from Tokyo with Overnight Stay in Ryokan

Go on a magical adventure to Hakone without feeling rushed by spreading the sightseeing over two days. No need to search for accommodation—an overnight stay in a traditional Japanese ryokan inn with breakfast is included. Highlights include Lake Ashi, Hakone Ropeway, Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone Ropeway, Odawara Castle Park, Hakone Museum of Photography, and much more.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$522.50
Price varies by group size
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$522.50
Price varies by group size
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2Days 1Night, Kamakura~Hakone~Mt.Fuji to/from Tokyo with Private Car

2Days 1Night, Kamakura~Hakone~Mt.Fuji to/from Tokyo with Private Car

Visit Kamakura, Hakone, and Mt.Fuji on a private 2-day tour from Tokyo that is customized to your interests. See important temples such as Hokokuji Temple and Kotoku-in Temple, explore the Hakone Open Air Museum, and get great views of Lake Ashinoko and Mount Fuji. Your tour includes a private guide and vehicle; simply book your own accommodation in Hakone, which is known for its hot springs resorts.
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  • 2 days
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$1,455.21
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$1,455.21
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