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Hakone Open-Air Museum is near Chokoku no Mori Station on the Hakone Tozan Railway.
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Chokoku no Mori Station on the Hakone Tozan Railway has a nice mural of the Open-Air Museum.
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Chokoku no Mori Station on the Hakone Tozan Railway.
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Way to Hakone Open-Air Museum. It opened in 1969 and operated under the Fujisankei Communications Group.
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About Hakone Open-Air Museum. Allow at least 2 hours here.
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Large, outdoor museum of exquisite sculptures. Many nudes (female). Also see the Picasso Pavilion. Both the art and 70,000-sq. meter garden-like grounds are very impressive.
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The first thing you see. Hercules and Pegasus. About 100 outdoor sculptures.
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Hercules
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Hakone Open-Air Museum. Well worth a visit. But I wouldn't bring young children. Too many erotic/nude sculptures, mostly female.
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Nude near the Picasso Pavilion.
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Hakone Open-Air Museum
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Maple leaves behind a Picasso sculpture in front of the Picasso Pavilion. Hakone is colder than Tokyo, but the cold autumn air feels great. It's a different kind of cold air that is refreshing and invigorating compared to urban Tokyo.
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Picasso Pavilion has 300 works.
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Picasso Pavilion
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Cafe and Gallery
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Also impressive was this stained glass tower named Symphonic Sculpture by Gabriel Loire.
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Inside Symphonic Sculpture by Gabriel Loire. You can go up the spiral staircase to the top.
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Inside Symphonic Sculpture by Gabriel Loire at Hakone Open-Air Museum.
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Hot spring foot bath (free)
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Many Henry Moore sculptures too.
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Cleaning a Henry Moore. Everything is well maintained.
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This giant piece is titled, "Miss Black Power" by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle in 1968.
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Boxing rabbits
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Hakone Open-Air Museum
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Sturm, Stainless steel piece
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Art Hall Manzu Room
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La Piereuse, similar to the piece at Lake Toya in Hokkaido
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Museum exit
   
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