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The Hakone Venetian Glass Museum: Video Introduction

This video, titled "[Hakone Venetian Glass Museum] A Popular Sightseeing Attraction in Hakone / Enchantingly Beautiful Venetian Glass" (【ガラスの森美術館】箱根おすすめ観光地/美しいヴェネチアンガラスにうっとり❤Venetian Glass,Garasunomori Museum,Hakone,Japan[SUB]), was uploaded by "MaYu_diary."
This vlog introduces the highlights and must-see spots at the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, with its beautiful Venetian glass works, as well as the café attached to the museum.
Be sure to check out the beauty of the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, a popular tourist attraction in Hakone.

Highlights of the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum + Average Time Spent There

Image of the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, Kanagawa
Photo:The Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, Kanagawa

The Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, a tourist attraction in Hakone, is Japan's first museum dedicated to Venetian glass. Facilities include a Venetian Glass Museum, a contemporary glass museum, a hands-on workshop, and a café/restaurant.

The Venetian Glass Museum exhibits Venetian glass made from modern times to the present day in a building designed in the image of an aristocratic mansion.

The Venetian Modern Glass Museum displays artistic glass works created by modern glass artisans for the enjoyment of visitors.

The entire Hakone Venetian Glass Museum can be viewed in one to one and a half hours, or two to three hours if you include lunch and a hands-on workshop.

Gardens Decorated With Beautiful Glasswork and Seasonal Flowers

Image of an illumination at the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, Kanagawa
Photo:An Illumination at the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, Kanagawa

Glass monuments and glassworks are arranged in the garden of the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum. Especially famous is the "Corridor of Light" on the path leading to the Venetian Glass Museum.

The 9-meter-tall, 10-meter-long arch is covered with approximately 160,000 pieces of crystal glass, which sparkle and shine in the sunlight, creating a magical sight. During autumn, when the leaves change color, the sunlight and wind make the arches glow even brighter, making them a photogenic spot that further accentuates the beauty of the garden and is popular amongst instagrammers.

The garden is planted with seasonal flowers, and visitors can also see beautifully blooming hydrangeas and roses. In addition, mallard ducks in the ponds provide comfort to visitors with their amiability.

Also popular in winter are the Christmas trees made of crystal glass in various sizes. Visitors can also enjoy a fantastic crystal illumination.

Lunch at a Café Inside the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

The gardens are home to the famous café/restaurant "La Canzone," where guests can enjoy a special lunch menu, cappuccinos, and seasonal sweets.
Particularly famous are the croissants. Many people visit for the croissants, but other popular items include sandwiches, gelato, and chiffon cakes. Although it's currently closed, you can also enjoy listening to canzone music at this very popular café/restaurant.

Create Lasting Memories at Various Hands-on Workshops!

As mentioned above, the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum offers hands-on workshops. There is a "Sandblasting Workshop" where you can engrave your desired patterns on glass, and a "Fusing Workshop" where you can make one-of-a-kind original accessories using glass. In the spring of 2022, a "Venice Mask Making Workshop" was held as well.
Reservations for each hands-on workshop are recommended at least one day in advance.

Tickets and Souvenirs! Summary of the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

Image of the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, Kanagawa
Photo:Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, Kanagawa

Be sure to check out the video showing the museum if you haven't already. At the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, you can also obtain discount tickets on the official website and receive discounts through group reservations. Be sure to check in advance.

You can also purchase glassware, glasses, and tableware as souvenirs at the museum store, which are a great way to remember your trip.

There are also hot springs, hotels, and other accommodations in the area, which are all conveniently accessible. Admission to the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, located in Hakone, the pride of Kanagawa and a hot spring resort, is 1,800 yen for adults (see below for details), closed for 11 days from the day after Coming of Age Day, and pets are prohibited.

With the strong summer sun, parasol rentals are free, so consider planning a trip to see the beauty of the cooling Venetian glass and the beautiful scenery of Sengokuhara.

◆Hakone Venetian Glass Museum◆
【Address】940-48 Sengokuhara, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa 250-0631
【Telephone】0460-86-3111
【Hourse】10:00 - 17:30 (Admission until 17:00)
【Admission Fee】Adults ¥1,800, High School Students ¥1,300, Elementary School Students ¥600
【Access】
Public Transportation:
Tokyo Station [Tokaido Shinkansen] 40 min → Odawara Station [Hakone Tozan Bus] (bound for Togendai) 40 min → Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

Shinjuku Station [Odakyu Romancecar] 90 minutes → Hakone-Yumoto Station [Hakone Tozan Bus] (bound for Togendai) 25 minutes → Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

Hakone-Yumoto Station [Hakone Tozan Railway] 40 minutes → Gora Station [Hakone Tozan Bus] (S or M route) 20 minutes → Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

Shinjuku Express Bus Terminal (Busta Shinjuku) [Odakyu Express Bus] 130 minutes → Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

Car:
From Tomei Gotemba I.C., take Route 138 toward Hakone (approx. 20 min.)

【Official Website】Hakone Venetian Glass Museum
https://www.hakone-garasunomori.jp/entrance/english/

【TripAdvisor】
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g298171-d1412184-Reviews-Hakone_Venetian_Glass_Museum-Hakone_machi_Ashigarashimo_gun_Kanagawa_Prefecture_K.html

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Last Updated : Sep. 13, 2022
Japan
平敷 篤(Atsushi Heishiki)
My name is Atsushi Heishiki, a writer who loves Japanese culture and lives in Okinawa.
Beautiful Glass Art at the Hakone Venetian Glass Museum! Highlights and Must-See Attractions
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