Hakone Garasunomori Museum | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Odawara Station 

[Hakone Garasunomori Museum]

Wallow in the elegance of sparkling Venetian glass

A museum exhibiting about 100 fine pieces of the Venetian glass the European nobles craved between the 15th and 18th centuries. There is a large number of Venetian glass pieces on display, and they vary hugely depending on the age they were made in. There are workshops offering a hands-on experience of engraving your own original design onto glass items, and of making your own accessory by combining colorful pieces of glass (paid). There are plenty of other things to enjoy; for instance, taking a walk among the glittering glass art in the gardens, and stopping by at the museum shop.
Posted photos Main From the garden with a panoramic view of Owakudani Valley, go through the arch made of 160,000 pieces of crystal glass to the museum entrance
Three photos Upper left The elegant interior decor of the museum takes you back in time to a Europe of days past, upper right By blasting the glass surface with sand (abrasives), you can make your own glass to an original design (sandblasting workshop), lower Lidded goblet of the Rothschild family; a great Venetian glass treasure produced during the Golden Age of the 16th to 17th centuries (around 1500 / Venice)
Address 940-48 Sengokuhara, Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa
Phone +81-460-86-3111 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last admissions are 30 minutes before closing time)
* The workshop reception is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Holidays The 11 consecutive days from the day following the Coming-of-Age Day every year
Admission fee Adults (university age and over) 1,500 yen
High school students and university students 1,100 yen
Elementary school students and junior high school students 600 yen
Age 65 and over 1,400 yen
● Workshop
Hands-on experience (Required time 15 to 40 minutes) From 1,300 yen
Access Take the Hakone Tozan Bus bound for Togendai from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 40 minutes, and alight at "Hyoseki / Hakone Garasunomori-mae".
URL http://www.hakone-garasunomori.jp/entrance/english/

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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