The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery is a novel cherished by people from all around the world. But did you know that the one and only museum dedicated to this novel is right here in Hakone? The hall is designed to introduce the life of Saint-Exupery, with many photos, letters, and personal items that the writer cherished and loved. Outside the facility you’ll get to know his very neighborhood through a lively reproduction, depicting France from the early 20th century, with beautiful flowers blooming each season. If by chance you’re craving some delicious food, head to the Le Petit Prince restaurant. You’ll be delighted to discover unique dishes inspired by the characters and motifs from the book, such as the elephant swallowed by a snake omurice (omelette-rice). There is no age limit for enjoying this museum that will take you deep into the magical world of The Little Prince.
9:00-18:00 (last admission 17:00)
2nd Wednesday of a month (no holidays in March and August)
Accepted Credit Cards
Visa, Mastercard, JCB, American Express, Diners Club, UnionPay, other
Audio guides in English and Chinese
Exibition explanation in English and Chinese
Hakone Tozan Bus Kawamukai/Hoshino-ojisama Museum (249)
Ride the Hakone Tozan bus bound for Togendai from Hakone Yumoto Station (OH51); get off at Kawamukai/Hoshino-ojisama Museum bus stop (249; about 30 minutes); within a walking distance
adults: 1,600 yen; middle high school students and elementary school students: 700 yen; high school students and university students (student identification card required), seniors (65 and over): 1,100 yen (all prices including tax)
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*Information may be in Japanese.
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*Useable only for transfers in Hakone or to the Odakyu Line or the Odakyu Highway Bus