The POLA Museum of Art was established by Pola Orbis Group, a Japanese cosmetics company, and showcases the private collection of the company’s former head, Suzuki Tsuneshi. The building itself is also something of a work of art: located in a forest of beech trees, it was designed to blend in with the surrounding area and much of the museum is consequently below ground level.

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Location
Pola Museum of Art, 1285 Kozukayama, Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo, Kanagawa 250-0631
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Getting there
The museum can only be accessed by bus or car. There is a direct bus from Hakone-Yumoto Station for ~¥800. See the website for detailed time schedules
Details
9:00-17:00
Adults ¥1,800 with discounts for students and children
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