Okada Museum of Art, Hakone-machi

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Giving you a great overview of regional and national history through works of art, Okada Museum of Art offers the best and latest features in gallery design. Well-laid-out and perfectly presented, the museum includes Japanese paintings, screens and scrolls, Oriental ceramics, sculpture and pottery, Asian lacquer ware, Chinese bronze, and various religious art from Japan, Korea, and China. The works range from ancient to modern days, having been collected by casino mogul Kazuo Okada. A Japanese garden, a tea house, and a cafe with a hot spring foot bath add to the sensational experience of the place. Security is strict. so you'll be asked to store your camera in one of the free lockers. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Hakone-machi holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Okada Museum of Art and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • 箱根を代表する美術館の一つ。敷地は大きく分けて美術館と庭園の2つに構成されている。 美術館は、主に日本・中国・韓国の東アジアの美術品が展示されている。時代は紀元前のものから近現代のものまで幅広く、しかも展示数が極めて多い。展示品はいずれも一級品、もしくは歴史的に極めて価値のあるものばかりで、特に陶器や青磁を始めとする器類の展示は目を見張るものがある。説明も読まず簡単に展示品を鑑賞するだけでも、全て...  more
    箱根を代表する美術館の一つ。敷地は大きく分けて美術館と庭園の2つに構成されている。 美術館は、主に日本・中国・韓国の東アジアの美術品が展示されている。時代は紀元前のものから近現代のものまで幅広く、しかも展示数が極めて多い。展示品はいずれも一級品、もしくは歴史的に極めて価値のあるものばかりで、特に陶器や青磁を始めとする器類の展示は目を見張るものがある。説明も読まず簡単に展示品を鑑賞するだけでも、全て...  more »
  • The collection at this private museum outside of Hakone is a marvel. Each successive room filled with beautiful screens, exquisite pottery and vases, sculpture, bowls and textiles is unsurpassed. We....  more
    The collection at this private museum outside of Hakone is a marvel. Each successive room filled with beautiful screens, exquisite pottery and vases, sculpture, bowls and textiles is unsurpassed. We....  more »
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  • I hesitated to visit this museum for years because of its high admission fee and rather draconian no-camera policy, but I’m so glad I finally did! The exhibition space over five floors is quite large, much bigger than similar museums like the MOA in Shizuoka; the artworks are beautifully presented and feature representatives works from many notable figures in Japanese art. Not only do I feel the admission fee was justified, I would even go so far as to say I agree with the camera policy since the works as presented are so beautiful that people would take pictures of every single one. Highly recommend!
  • I am not stingy about art museums but 2800 yen is way too much to pay to see similar works that you can find in many other museums in Japan. Yes, there are one-of-a-kind pieces and an amazing collection of imperial Chinese porcelain, so if you just have to see something that is only here, by all means. On top of the price are the sterile atmosphere and unfriendly staff. You have to put all electronics in a locker and go through a metal detector. Too bad if you want to translate something from a description in the galleries. There are a few very helpful touch panels in multiple languages for selected displays but not all. Also it is oppressively dark and almost disorienting with the black walls. Finally, the garden was closed due to wind (though it seemed fine) on the day I visited, but no discount offered even though that was one of the reasons I wanted to go. Great art, though, so too bad really.

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