The Hakone Venetian Glass Museum and strolling in Hakone

The Hakone Venetian Glass Museum and strolling in Hakone

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Hakone Garasu-no-mori Venetian Glass Museums

Hakone Garasu-no-mori Venetian Glass Museums

This museum showcases the Venetian Glass which enchanted the royalty and nobility of Europe in the middle ages. Besides the exhibition, there are many interesting things in the museum, including a hands-on workshop, a museum shop selling glass items imported from around the world, and a restaurant well-known for its authentic live canzone (an Italian ballad) performance by an Italian singer.

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Ashinoko Lake Leisure Cruise

Ashinoko Lake Leisure Cruise

The Ashinoko Lake Leisure Cruise opened as the first catamaran cruise ship in Japan in 1920, and currently operates a liner service between the 4 ports of Hakone Sekisho-ato, Moto-Hakone, Hakone-en, and the terminal Kojiri. A circular route starting from one of the 4 ports and coming back to the same port through the other 3 ports is also available. As a catamaran features two parallel hulls of equal size, the spacious ship enjoys great stability and offers a 360-degree view from the viewing deck. Passengers can also look into the cockpit through a window in the cabin on the first floor to experience the feeling of being the ship’s captain. Another company also offers Hakone sightseeing cruises on Ashinoko Lake, on a model pirate ship, and discount sightseeing combination tickets for the ropeway and sightseeing cruise are available for both leisure cruise services. Please see the official websites for both companies to learn more about special offers and details for your trip to Hakone!

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Taikanzan Mountain

Taikanzan Mountain

This mountain is located on the border of Yugawara and Hakone, allowing a magnificent view of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashinoko. It is named after the famous Japanese painter of pre-World War II Japanese art, Taikan Yokoyama, who was said to love painting Mount Fuji.

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