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Hakone Venetian Glass Museum (Glass Forest)

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940-48 Sengokuhara, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa 250-0631, Japan

Charming museum on scenic grounds featuring Venetian glassware, plus a gift shop & Italian eatery.

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phone+81 460-86-3111
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Mondays: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Fridays: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Sundays: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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ajleeblog 2 weeks ago

The Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, or Glass Forest, is a captivating haven for art enthusiasts and admirers of exquisite craftsmanship. Nestled amidst the serene landscapes of Hakone, this museum stands as a testament to the timeless beauty of Venetian glass artistry. The collection, housed within a modern architectural gem, encompasses a diverse array of delicate glass sculptures, intricate glassware, and vibrant artworks. What sets Glass Forest apart is its dedication to showcasing the rich tradition of Venetian glassmaking, with pieces reflecting both classical elegance and contemporary innovation. The museum's interior, bathed in natural light, creates a mesmerizing atmosphere, allowing each glass creation to sparkle and come to life. The outdoor spaces, adorned with thoughtfully placed glass installations, extend the museum experience into the lush surroundings. The meticulously curated garden becomes a canvas for the interplay of light and color, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal. Visitors often praise the informative exhibits, shedding light on the history and techniques of Venetian glass artistry. Additionally, the museum shop provides an opportunity to take home a piece of the enchantment, featuring carefully crafted glassware and souvenirs. In conclusion, the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum is a symphony of art and nature, offering a sensory journey through the mesmerizing world of Venetian glass. From delicate masterpieces to the enchanting outdoor garden, it is a destination that leaves a lasting impression on those seeking a harmonious blend of culture and aesthetics.

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James Deng 3 weeks ago

A great museum to visit. There were lots of unique glass artwork to see. The Hakone free pass also gives you 100 yen off admission. They claim there are free coin lockers but it actually costs 100 yen.

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Pratyus Gurung a month ago

Beautiful place! I suggest you visit this place during a sunny afternoon, when the glass beads shine the brightest! It is also pretty at night, but I found the afternoon option do be more beautiful. It IS a museum and has tons of glass artifacts (I am no glass enthusiast, so I didn’t find it any more interesting). However, the artifacts were very unique and pretty. There’s also a shop, which is quite expensive, considering a glass bracelet for around $500! Overall, a great place to go in Hakone!

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Zac Yeow 3 months ago

Very pretty place for photos and see the glassworks. Not super impressive and it is a little pricey compared to the rest of the attractions. I preferred my time at the open air museum for my money's worth instead. Some pieces were pretty, some normal, and pretty much a quarter of the time spent at the gift shop to shop for glass and crystals works.

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Jo 4 months ago

Went there on a weekday. Admission fee is 1800 yen per adult. Parking is 300 yen. Good for a short visit if you have some time to spend around the area, but I wouldn't recommend going out of the way to visit it. It was quite quiet when we were there. The place was quite small, so we completed our round within an hour. The experience workshops require prior reservations, so we didn't try those. Overall, a nice place for some photo taking~