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Narukawa Art Museum

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Address: 570 Motohakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0522, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 460-83-6828
09:00 - 17:00
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A good selection of modern Japanese art

Well presented art works f differing styles. We had an introduction by the gallery director which was informative and interesting, Lovely view of the lake when it is not raining... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a lovely selection of art and fantastic views out over Lake Ashi. It also has a lounge area where you can sit and admire those views.

Thank Anne K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

As others have noted, much of the art work in this museum was created using shavings of precious minerals that are more vibrant and longer-lasting tban oil or watercolor paintings. Highly recommended for a visit!

Thank Steve K
Boulder, Colorado
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253 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The paintings are unique because many of them are made exclusively out of shavings of precious and semi-precious stones. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing them. Also, the views from the museum are spectacular. This is definitely worth a stop.

Thank crosswycke
Houston, Texas
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Pretty. A nice collection of unique kaleidoscopes and some nice glass objects. The paintings were generally pretty but not special. And the entrance fee was pretty steep for such a small venue. The food was pretty good and the view across the lake was great.

Thank ByronFurseth
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

While the collection isn't great, it's a wonderful museum to visit. From the bus station or boat terminal, it's right across the street and then up 3 escalators. There is a view across the lake and while we sat there, Mt.Fuji magically appeared. Perfect view from lovely tea shoppe.

Thank Italian_Wannabe_18
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Well presented art works f differing styles. We had an introduction by the gallery director which was informative and interesting, Lovely view of the lake when it is not raining. Well worth a visit

Thank briangBaildon
New Jersey
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362 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

It's a nice building with a good view of the lake and Mount Fuji (when visible). The collection is by contemporary artists but not very innovative. It's not very large. There are some nice things, but basically what you would see in a mid-range art gallery which you could enter for free.

Thank Xman_7
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Following our trip up to the fifth station of Mount Fuji on a clear day (you only find such days 35% of the time), and then a sort sail across lake Ashi we ended up in a small town where it was a short trip up to the private Narukawa art Museum, located on the wood covered hills overlooking Lake... More 

Thank Tommy599
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This art museum houses traditional Japanese art which is truely beautiful but it is the scenery outside which is the biggest concurrence to the paintings. There is a huge terrace from which one has a spectacular view over the lake and if one is fortunate Mount Fuji ( we were not but it was still a stunning view ) For... More 

Thank Hitchcock2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

The collection has many contemporary Japanese artists using traditional painting techniques. The art is beautifully displayed in bright open galleries. But the best attraction is the photo opportunity provided by the large window in the lounge which looks out over the lake at Mt Fuji.

Thank Alfred F

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