The vast classical Japan garden covering over 18,000 square meters was opened by Hara Sankei, a businessman who made a fortune with the Japanese silk trade. Rinshunkaku, the Three-Storied Pagoda of Old Toumyouji are amongst the properties designated as Important Cultural Properties by the Japanese government. The garden is also a famous viewing spot for plum and cherry blossoms, azaleas, and autumn leaves. Business hours are extended during special events.
This is a new kind of museum where you can experience 4,600 million years of Earth’s history and the diversity of life through a high vision theatre and exhibits displaying real objects.
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.
Memorial Ship MIKASA is a battle ship that was built in England 1902 (Meiji 35). In 1905 (Meiji 38), MIKASA was led by Admiral Heihachiro Togo, Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet, and battled as a Falg ship of the Combined Fleet in the Battle of Tsushima. Japan won an overwhelming victory in the battle against Baltic Fleet of Russia. Japanese are proud of MIKASA's unsurpassed accomplishment, and the ship is the symbol of our pride.
The house of Hoshun Yamaguchi, a Japanese-style painter, was converted into an art museum. This is the house where he created numerous masterpieces. Hoshun's paintings and his antique collections are displayed in each exhibitions. Don't forget checking an atelier designed by Isoya Yoshida, who is a master craftsman of modern sukiya (tea-ceremony room style) style building, and garden that please the eyes of visitors throughout the four seasons.
Many writers had lived in Odawara. Odawara had been popular among writers since Meiji period, because of its mild weather. The museum exhibits writers' lives and works extensively in special exhibitions as well as permanent exhibitions.
The museum in Hayama holds 4 to 5 exhibitions per year. There's a strolling path on the premise, so that visitors can enjoy sculptures while walking. There are a restaurant and a museum shop within the museum. You can have a splendid view of Isshiki beach from the restaurant.
A modern art museum located at the back of TSURUGAOKA HACHIMANGU, along the Kamakura road. The museum offers special exhibitions based on its collection. It is also recommended to see contemporary sculptures in the front yard existing in harmony with surrounding environment.
Kanazawa-Bunko is a history museum of the Middle Ages. It mainly exhibits valuable cultural properties of Kamakura period. Almost all of the collections were designated as a national treasure in August, 2016. Please come and have a look at the national treasures.
Shining jewelries and glass art crafts. A French artist, René Lalique's works of a lifetime welcome visitors at Lalique Museum Hakone. Enjoy your holiday at Lalique Museum Hakone.
The main theme of the museum is "Art and Lights in Shonan." Collections, featured exhibits and special exhibitions are related to Shonan. It is familiar to citizens as a place for creating and learning cultures and arts.
The museum was built on the concept of "Art museum itself is a beautiful picture book." It is a personal art museum of a picture book author, Yo Shomei. Original pictures and paintings, such as his early works, watercolor paintings, oil paintings, and sketches, are exhibited.
This museum was built on the remains of the old house of Kaburaki Kiyokata in Yukinoshita, Kamakura. He was a great master of Japanese-style painting and spent his last days in Kamakura. Japanese-style architecture displays fine presence in an ancient capital Kamakura. The museum holds 8 exhibitions per year. Various artworks is showcased through the year.
About 50 of Kamakurabori masterpieces and materials are exhibited. The articles on display are the works and materials from Muromachi to modern time. Visitors can watch a movie showing production processes at all times. 2-hour workshop is popular among visitors, because a dedicated instructor gives kind and understandable lessons. Beginners are welcomed. (Please make a reservation in advance on the official website)