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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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Phone Number: +81 460-83-6828

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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

After taking a pirate ship across Lake Ashi, we walked up the hill to this gem of a museum. The view of Lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji is spectacular. We could see the lake but were being teased by clouds around Mt. Fuji. Nevertheless, they have wall-to-wall windows with comfy seating facing the lake below. There's also a very nice... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

The museum is small, but has some really interesting Japanese Modern Art- worth checking out if that's up your alley. This is great for most tourists though, due to the fact that is has an amazing view of Ashinoko, Hakone Shrine, and Mt. Fuji, and they've created a decent area to do so, with seats and big glass windows, plus... More 

Thank shonya_singh
Palo Alto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

First of all the best thing about this museum is the view out of the window through which you can see Lake Ashi, the Hakone Shrine and sometimes, if you're lucky, Mt. Fuji. I liked the size of the museum too - three large rooms just about fits my attention span. And last, but not least, the artwork is lovely.... More 

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