The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Welcome to the Hakone Open-Air Museum
top_photo Set in the stunning landscape of Hakone, the Hakone Open-Air Museum opened in 1969 as the first open-air art museum in Japan. Constantly changing with the seasons, our spectacular grounds are the permanent home for approximately 120 works by well-known modern and contemporary sculptors. We also have 5 exhibition halls including the Picasso Pavilion, as well as pieces where children can play, a footbath fed by natural hot springs, and a variety of other facilities where our visitors can relax and enjoy the splendor of art in nature.

Over 100 pieces of masterwork are displayed on our 70,000 square meter exhibition grounds, including examples from such world famous sculptors as Rodin, Bourdelle, Miro and Moore.
Miss Black Power
Niki de Saint Phalle
(French 1830-2002)

The Picasso Collection
The Hakone Open-Air Museum has a collection of over 300 works by Picasso, centering around a large assortment of pottery purchased from Picasso's eldest daughter, Maya Picasso, but also including a variety of paintings, prints, sculptures, and gold and silver objects.
These pieces are all on rotating display in our Picasso Pavilion. We are also fortunate to have in our collection a large number of portraits of Picasso taken by David Douglas Duncan over the last 17 years of the artist's life, which also serve as a precious resource for understanding Picasso and his work.
Composition Été 55

The Henry Moore Collection
The Hakone Open-Air Museum has one of the world's largest collections of works by the English master sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986). Our rotating exhibit of the twenty-six pieces in our collection offers the visitor a penetrating look into the artistic sensibilities of this sculptor who famously proclaimed that "sculpture is an art of the open air".
Reclining Figure: Arch Leg
Henry Moore
(English 1898-1986)

In order to provide a space for relaxation and entertainment, the Hakone Open-Air Museum comprises a variety of restaurants and shops in addition to the exhibition galleries. Please feel free to drop by for an appreciation of our exhibition.
Footbath Spa "Hot Foot", for healing weary feet, is also a popular site at our museum.