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We got here using our Hakone Free Passes with some help from a friendly bus driver. It’s an interesting collection and we thought it worth the detour. We also had an excellent lunch ordering some set menus.
This is the second time Ive visited the museum. the architecture is great and the exhibitions are good too (especially the one we saw). However, it does present Western art and not a lot of Japanese or Asian art. Its certainly a great option for...More
We had our own car, so not a problem for us, but the Pola is a bit out of the way and I'm not sure how you get here without your own transport unless you are on a guided tour.
The actual art display area...More
Perhaps I had too high of expectations after all the good reviews, but maybe I just didn’t appreciate the current special exhibit of glassware. For me, it was not worth the trip out, even though the building itself was quite nice.
Although we didn't plan a visit to this museum, we ended up here on a rainy day. The museum is easy to reach by bus and is located in a beautiful environment. The architecture of the museum is beautiful and perfectly blends in the environment....More
There cannot be many art museums that you can see Monet, Renoir, Cezanne etc paintings next to each other and get so close you can see the paint strokes. Truly amazing. A little pricey however worth the visit.
Don’t miss if you are interested in art and have a spare couple of hours - wonderful exhibition on Emile Galle when we visited but also Monet, Renoir etc, plus Chinese ceramics and well worth the entrance fee. Modern glass building in the trees, good...More
I can't believe we essentially just happened to be visiting a city with this extensive and impressive an art collection. The Pola Museum has some of the finest works by known artists such as Monet and Matisse I have ever seen. It far outshines the...More