Twinkle, twinkle, little star! Er….. I mean glass! Thousands of them! In broad daylight! Little pieces of Venetian Glass gently sway to and fro to the blowin’ in the wind as they hang from trees and a towering bridge canopy . They reflect the light they catch, producing a majestic sparkling wonderland. Add stunning glass sculptures set amidst a backdrop of Hakone’s poetic mountains with this season’s autumn foliage… and you’re ready to walk into your fairy tale!
Be entranced at the entrance:
The Gardens (Please click the PLAY button for a 360 view of the grounds 🙂
There are many pockets of resting areas where you can take in the view. There is also a cafe where you can take your refreshments.
Live performances of Italian canzoni [ballads] are held here regularly.
Behind the water wheel is a shop that sells nuts, snacks, and delightful delicious not-too-sweet jams.
The indoor museum that houses classic and modern Venetian glass artworks:
Here is the website of the museum with its Japanese name: Garasanumori. And that is the name your Japanese taxi driver will understand more easily.
The museum has sandblasting and fusing hands-on experiences. Please click HERE for more info.