What is a doll house?
Doll houses, which mean "little houses" and are based on one-twelfth the size of the real thing, were first made by German aristocrats in the mid-16th century for their daughters by craftsmen. Since then, they are miniature arts and crafts that have become popular among the aristocracy and the wealthy, as well as the general public in the Netherlands, England, and even the United States. Dollhouses, which began to appear in Japan in the late 1900s, show not only the skills required to create lifelike miniatures, but also knowledge, creativity, and above all, love for the work. The historical background and narrative of the miniature works are also a major attraction of the dollhouse.
|Address||84-55 Ashinoyu, Hakone Town, Ashigarashita gun, Kanagawa-ken|
|Business Hour*1||April-October / 10:00-17:30 (Last admission 17:00) November to March / 10:00 to 17:00 (last admission 16:30)|
|Closed*2||Closed on Mondays, Fridays, weekends and holidays. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: by appointment only; reservations can be made two weeks later. The museum may be closed on occasion for exhibition changes. Please check the schedule.|
|Genre*3||Arts and crafts, miniatures|
|Entrance Fee*4||¥1200 yen for adults * half price for those with a disability certificate and one accompanying person ¥1000 yen for junior high and high school students, ¥700 for elementary school students|
|Access*5||Train and Bus: Immediately after getting off the bus "Ashinoyu" from Odawara Station and Hakone-Yumoto Station to Moto Hakone. Car / From Tomei Atsugi Interchange to Odawara-Atsugi Road - National Route 1 or via Hakone New Road to Ashinoko Taikan Interchange, or from Tomei Gotemba Interchange to Sengokuhara *5 minutes by car to Ashinoko|
|Collection Page||Robert Stubbs:http://robertstubbs.eu/ Kazuko Aizawa:https://www.dollshouse-asssociation.jp/lecture/62/ Vivien Greene:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivien_Greene|
|*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.|