Hakone Open-Air Museum

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Hakone Open-Air Museum

The Hakone Open-Air Museum (箱根 彫刻の森美術館, Hakone Choukoku no Mori Bijutsukan) is Japan's first open-air museum, opened in 1969 in Hakone in Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It has collections of artworks made by Picasso, Henry Moore, Taro Okamoto, Yasuo Mizui, Churyo Sato, and many others, featuring over a thousand sculptures and works of art. The museum is affiliated with the Fujisankei Communications Group media conglomerate.

The museum houses over 1,000 sculptures and features art by Constantin Brâncuși, Barbara Hepworth, Rokuzan Ogiwara, and Kōtarō Takamura.[1] About 120 sculptural works are on permanent display across the large sculpture park.[2]

The museum is split into 5 indoor exhibitions and is best known for the Picasso Pavilion hall, which features around 300 of Picasso's works. The museum also offers sculptures that children can play on and a naturally-fed hot-spring foot bath for guests.[3]


  1. ^ Greco, Joann (2001-02-25). "A stroll through a forest of sculpture". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
  2. ^ "About The Hakone Open-Air Museum - Hakone Travel Guide | Planetyze". Planetyze. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
  3. ^ "Open-Air Museum". Japan Deluxe Tours. Retrieved 2019-05-21.

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Coordinates: 35°14′41″N 139°3′5″E / 35.24472°N 139.05139°E / 35.24472; 139.05139