- adult/child/student ¥1000/700/800
- 9am-5pm late-Apr–mid-Nov
Lonely Planet review for Utsukushi-ga-hara Bijutsukan
In the same vein (with the same owner) as the Hakone Open-Air Museum, it's a large sculpture garden with some 350 pieces, mostly by Japanese sculptors. The surrounding mountains provide an inspiring backdrop in clear weather.
Nearby are pleasant walks and the opportunity to see cows in pasture (a constant source of fascination in Japan). Furusato-kan (ふる里館), the shop at the hilltop farm, sells ice cream made from local kokemomo (lingonberries).
Buses (¥1300, 80 minutes) run several times daily in midsummer, with spotty-to-nonexistent service the rest of the season; check before you go. Taxis are expensive, so renting a car may make sense.