This museum, which opened in 1952, is the oldest of its kind in Hakone. The main exhibition room displays collections of Japanese earthenware and ceramics from the BC period to the Edo Period (1603 - 1868). Visitors can enjoy both the artworks and the natural surroundings, as the Hakone mountains can be viewed from the large windows. The garden in front of the museum has an appeal of its own, as two hundred maple trees change their colors in November, painting the scenery in red. There is also a tea room where visitors can enjoy matcha tea and sweets while viewing the garden, which offers a different scenery every season.
From April to November/9:30 - 16:30
From December to March/9:30 - 16:00
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing
Thursdays and Year-End/New Year holidays (If Thursday happens to be a national holiday, the museum will be open)
There are no closed days in November
From 1 hour to 1 hour and a half
Accepted Credit Cards
The kiosk will accept credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, JCB, American Express, Diners Club, MUFG and UnionPay)
There are pamphlets in English, Chinese and Korean
Koenkami Station (OH59/Hakone Tozan Cablecar)
From Hakone Yumoto Station (OH51), the ride to Gora Station (OH57) takes about 40 minutes on the Hakone Tozan Railway. Switch to Hakone Tozan Cablecar, and after a 3 minute ride, get off at Koenkami Station (OH59)
Adults: 900 yen/University and High School students: 400 yen
Junior High School students and under can enter the museum for free
All prices including tax
Freepass Discount Information
*Information may be in Japanese.
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*Useable only for transfers in Hakone or to the Odakyu Line or the Odawara Hakone Highway Bus.