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The Museum of The Little Prince
This museum is a tribute to a novel “The Little Prince” written by a French author, Saint-Exupery. It was built in 1999 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Saint-Exupery’s birthday. They exhibit the life of the author and introduction of the story of “The Little Prince.” Both the European-style garden with various flowers and the chapel are very lovely. This is quite an interesting place even if you haven’t read the story.
- 909 Sengokuhara, Hakone-cho, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
- Contact No.
- From Hakone-Yumoto Station on Hakone Tozan Railway, take the Hakone Tozan Bus bound for Kojiri, Togendai. It takes 30 minutes. Get off at Kawamukai Hoshino-ojisama bus stop.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 2.5 hours
- Admission fee
- Adults 1,600 yen (1,100 yen for 60 years old and over), college students 1,100 yen, high school students 1,100 yen, junior high school students 700 yen, elementary school students 700 yen
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
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How the Masterpiece Was Made
A room recreating the room in which Saint-Exupery lived in his childhood exhibits the model of the airplane he was flying when he was lost and his book “The Little Prince” published all over the world. While you learn about the author’s life, you will also learn how the masterpiece was created.
Gardens and Buildings
The garden here is a European- style garden designed by a Japanese garden designer. Different flowers bloom each season and you can cherish a view of full blooming seasonal flowers. There is a chapel with stained glasses where you can take a great pictures.
The restaurant in the museum is decorated with illustrations of the characters from the story and the menu recreates the world of the story. Enjoy your meal in the world of “The Little Prince.”