This museum offers both beauty and healing surrounded by the nature of Hakone. A giant mural of wind god Fujin and thunder god Raijin can be appreciated while soaking your feet in an ashi-yu footbath.
The Okada Museum of Art opened in fall 2013 as a museum that brings together Japanese and Asian artworks. The 5-story large museum regularly exhibits about 350 items of modern and contemporary Japanese paintings, East Asian ceramics, and various other artworks. Kaika-tei, which is an elegant restaurant rebuilt from a Japanese traditional house, is on the premises along with a garden with a seasonal view (300 JPY admission) and a café with a pure hot spring ashi-yu footbath from where you can appreciate a giant mural of Fujin Raijin while soaking your feet. Special exhibitions of porcelain titled, ”Kokutani, Kakiemon, and Nabeshima” and ”the world of Koimari” are held on Friday, April 8 and Tuesday, August 30. In addition to Kokutani, Kakiemon, and Nabeshima, which are the leading Hizen ceramics, many pieces of Koimari porcelain, which has been loved by people in their everyday lives because of its pleasant and lovely appearance, are also displayed. You can enjoy the world of pottery from the Edo period (1603－1868), including various luxury and ordinary pieces. It is a short walk from the Kowaki-en Stop if you take an Izu-Hakone Bus or a Hakone Tozan Bus from the Kowaki-dani Station on the Hakone Tozan Railway.