Acting on with corporate principle, "Pola seeks to contribute to the prosperity and advancement of society through its work in the world of health and beauty" in mind, the Pola Orbis Group has founded the Pola Research Institute of Beauty&Culture (est. 1976), the Pola Foundation for the Promotion of Traditional Japanese Culture(est. 1979), and the Pola Art Foundation(est. 1996) over the years. Through these organizations Pola seeks to further the research, dissemination, and promotion of Japanese arts and culture.
The building of the Museum was envisioned on the basis of a "symbiosis between Hakone's natural beauty and the works of art" concept. In this spirit, the majority of the Museum's structures are located underground, to both harmonize with the surrounding natural environment and to appear as if imbedded in the depths of the forest scenery. Similarly, the lighting used in the galleries employs the most advanced fiber optic technology to allow each work of art to be seen at its best. We hope that visitors to this museum will enjoy this world of beauty woven from superb art works, nature's lush greenery, and a light-filled architectural space.
|Address||1285 Kozukayama, Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa-ken|
|Business Hour*1||9:00 to 17:00 (No admission after 16:30)|
|Closed*2||No holiday (The museum may be closed temporarily due to bad weather)|
|Genre*3||Contemporary Art, Western and Japanese Modern Paintings, Prints, Japanese Paintings, Ceramics, Crafts|
|Entrance Fee*4||Adults ¥1,800, Senior discount (over 65)*1 ¥1,600, University / high school students ¥1,300, Junior high school students or younger free Persons with disabilities and a companion or a carer*2 ¥1,000 *1 and *2 are not applicable with any other discounts. For more information on other group rates, advance sales, etc., please visit the website: https://www.polamuseum.or.jp/english/info/timetable/|
|Access*5||Bus from Odawara(JT16) Station or Gora(OH57) Station|
|*1 The last day of an exhibition or event may end early. *2 There are also end-of-year and temporary closures *3 Blanks refer to all genres. *4 Admission prices may vary depending on the event. Check for senior citizens, children and group discounts.*5 The times shown are approximate.|