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Hakone Glass Forest Venetian Glass Museum

by Ryu_C@RakuRakuJP

Definitely a Hakone attraction worth visiting again and again

The sign of the Hakone Glass Museum

Why is the Glass Forest Art Museum worth visiting?

Traveling to Hakone, in addition to staying in a hot spring hotel to enjoy the hot spring, of course it is to go outside to see different scenic spots. But it seems that there are many scenic spots in Hakone. Is there a scenic spot that you must not miss?

It turns out that there is a place in Hakone called the Hakone Glass Forest Art Museum (Hakone ガラスの森树馆), which is definitely suitable for tourists who love to take pictures. I dare say that if you put the photos of this art museum on social media, you will definitely get it. Many likes! And this art gallery is recommended by everyone who goes there, so it is definitely worth arranging time to visit once.

The Hakone Glass Forest Art Museum is mainly divided into several parts

  1. An outdoor garden as beautiful as a movie scene
  2. Participate in different types of glass making experiences
  3. Enjoy refreshments and a view of the garden in the exquisite coffee shop
  4. Modern Glass Art Exhibition

Hakone Glass Forest Museum opening hours and transportation methods

Hakone Glass Museum Opening Hours: 10:00 – 17:30
Entrance fee: ¥1800
Transportation method: Use the Hakone Tozan Railway to go to (Hakone Tozan Bus Search)

  1. From Hakone Yumoto Station, take the mountaineering bus line T and get off at Sengoku-Waishi・Hakoneガラスの森前(about 25 minutes, ¥750)
  2. Take Line S/M at Gora Station and get off at Hakone Glass Museum (approximately 18 minutes, ¥420)

Features of Hakone Glass Museum

Outdoor Garden "Corridor of Light"

There is a permanent exhibition of artworks in the outdoor garden, which is the very famous "Corridor of Light". The "Corridor of Light" uses more than 160,000 small glass stones, which are arranged in a row to form a glass curtain, which will naturally sparkle when the wind blows.
The "Corridor of Light" is 9 meters high, and it may be the largest glass artwork in Japan.
In the outdoor garden, you can also see the hot spring steam of Owakudani floating, which is very interesting.

If you take pictures in the "Corridor of Light", you will easily take photos that others like.
One of the attractions in Hakone, the Glass Forest Museum
"Corridor of Light" at the Hakone Glass Forest Museum

summer limited view

In the summer of the Hakone Glass Forest Museum, you can easily find ducklings swimming in the pool in the garden. If you are going with children, the Hakone Glass Forest Art Museum is a very suitable attraction.

Duckling at the Hakone Glass Forest Museum

Experience in making glass cups and glass puzzles

Experience time: 10:00 – 16:00
Fee: From ¥1600 (glass pattern) / ¥2000 (glass puzzle)

Hakone attractions, glass making experience at the Glass Forest Museum

Autumn foliage in Glass Forest

Limited period: Late October to mid-November
In autumn, you can easily see a large area of red leaves, very beautiful~

Winter Christmas limited glass Christmas tree

Limited period: mid-November to December 25
In the unique scenery of Christmas, if you like to take pictures, you can't miss it~

Cafe – for a quiet and relaxing afternoon

The art museum also has a coffee room, where you can slowly enjoy a cup of coffee and a meal in a very healing environment (Japanese menu)
In addition to enjoying the beautiful garden, there are sometimes live music performances~ show time

Hakone Attractions, Premium Meals at the Glass Forest Museum

Indoor Modern Glass Art Museum

Or if you are interested in modern art, you may wish to visit the modern exhibition area~

Hakone Attractions, Map of the Glass Forest Museum
Hakone Glass Forest facility map (click to enlarge the picture)

Details and pictures: Hakone Glass's Mori Art Museum

Glass Forest Museum ticket discount

As long as you use the klook reservation system, you can prepare the admission tickets in advance before departure, and you will also get points discounts at the same time!
Click to get the booking discount: Book admission to the Glass Forest Museum


There are different art galleries and museums in Hakone, and the Hakone Glass Forest Art Museum is one of them worth taking the time to visit, because you will easily take a lot of beautiful photos and leave good travel memories for you in the future.

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