Pola Museum of Art
Museum in The Yokohama, Kanagawa area
The Pola Museum of Art opened in September 2002 in Sengokuhara located in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The collections of the Pola Museum of Art number more than 9,500 works which were assembled over some forty years by the late owner of the Pola Group, Suzuki Tsuneshi (1930-2000). The collection's diverse array of genres and periods features 400 European paintings including works by the 19th century French Impressionists and Ecole de Paris artists, along with modern Japanese Western-style paintings, Japanese-style paintings, Oriental ceramics, modern Japanese ceramics, glass works, and cosmetic utensils.
With its motto "to contribute to the prosperity and advancement of society through its work in the world of health and beauty",the Pola Group has over the years founded the POLA Research Institute of Beauty and Culture (est. 1976), the Pola Foundation for the Promotion of Traditional Japanese Culture (est. 1979) and the Pola Art Foundation (est. 1996). Through these organizations Pola seeks to further the research, dissemination, and promotion of Japanese arts and culture. It is hoped that visitors to this new museum will enjoy the world of beauty woven by superb art works, lush greenery and a light-filled architectural space.
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From 9:00 to 17:00
Adults ¥1800, University and High School Students ¥1300, Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥700(free on Saturdays), Seniors over 65 ¥1600, Registered disabled +1 ¥1000.
Address: 1285 Kozukayama Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa-ken, 250-0631
Phone: 0460-84-2111 Fax: 0460-84-3108
From the JR Odawara or Hakone Yumoto Station on the Odakyu Line, take the Hakone Tozan railway and get off at Goura Station. From there, 13 minutes by sightseeing shuttle bus to "Pola Museum of Art" bus stop