The Hakone Open-Air Museum
You’ll find sculptures as far as the eye can see at this unique facility in Ninotaira, which was ahead of its time when it opened in 1969 as the first alfresco art museum in Japan. Here you’ll find around 120 modern and contemporary works of art spread across the expansive 70,000 sq m park. There are works by Henry Moore and Fernand Léger plus an indoor exhibition hall dedicated to Picasso. The best part? It’s super family-friendly, and some of the installations even double as kids’ playgrounds. You could easily spend at least half a day here before soaking your tired feet at the museum’s natural hot spring foot bath.
1121 Ninotaira, Hakone, Ashigara-Shimo, Kanagawa. 0460 82 1161. 9am-5pm daily. $116, students $87, children aged 6-15 $58.