This is the world's first museum dedicated to the classic novella ”The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It displays documentation and memorabilia from the author Saint-Exupéry, and visitors can fully enjoy the world of ”The Little Prince.”
The museum opened in June 1999 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the author of The Little Prince, Saint-Exupéry’s birth. In the exhibition hall, photos, letters and his favorite belongings are displayed to introduce his life. They also reproduced his rooms when he was child and when I was in NY. The theater is equipped with a 400-inch screen to show the film about the story of The Little Prince and his life. In addition to these exhibits, you should also spend time in the garden. The European garden produced by a garden designer, Keiko Yoshiya has four themed areas featuring cherry blossoms, hydrangeas, roses and Christmas roses. You can enjoy a variety of flowers through the year and here is an ideal place to shoot photos. The museum shop handles the largest selection of The Little Prince goods in Japan. Approximately 30-minute bus journey by Hakone Tozan Bus, Togen-dai route from Hakone Yumoto Station on the Hakone Tozan Train. Get off at the Kawamukai/Museum of The Little Prince bus stop.