Nature Trail

Pola Museum of Art Nature Trail

The “Pola Museum of Art Nature Trail” celebrated its Grand Opening in July 2013. This outdoor path, measuring a length of 670 meters, offers a respite among the lush landscape of beech and himesyara stewartia trees growing naturally in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Walkers can enjoy the different sounds of wild birds that visit throughout the year, and admire small animals that show up from time to time. The 670 meter trail takes approximately 30 – 40 minutes to walk.

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Usage guide

Hours:
April-November 10:00 - 16:30
December-March 10:00 - 16:00

Exploring the Pola Museum of Art Nature Trail

The “Pola Museum of Art Nature Trail” celebrated its Grand Opening in July 2013. This outdoor path, measuring a length of 670 meters, offers a respite among the lush landscape of beech and himesyara stewartia trees growing naturally in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Walkers can enjoy the different sounds of wild birds that visit throughout the year, and admire small animals that show up from time to time. The 670 meter trail takes approximately 30 – 40 minutes to walk.

Level 8 naturalness ranking

The Naturalness Index measures the degree to which an area retains its of natural native condition. The forest surrounding the Pola Museum of Art is ranked level 8, out of a maximum of 10 (most natural native wilderness). Level 8 is indicative of an important natural forest. (The 10 stage Naturalness Index measures of the impact of human interference in the natural environment, with urban areas being ranked level 1 and virgin grasslands and forests ranked at 9 or 10.)

Activities to Nurture the Hakone Forests

The growth of Sasa-bamboo has become a problematic to the protection of plant species native to Hakone. The Pola Museum periodically removes Sasa-bamboo, and other plants not native to the region, to create an environment where native species can propagate and thrive.

Find sculptures

There are many outdoor sculptures along the trail. Please enjoy them on your walk through the rich natural surroundings.

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Bando Masaru, Snow Child Ⅰ, 1999

Bando Masaru, Anima, 2018

Anima 2018 

Bando Masaru

Bando Masaru, Notte, 1993

Bando Masaru, Kataware-doki(Dawn), 2012

Bando Masaru, Abstraction, 2014

niu, Blessed Dogs, 2016

Bando Masaru, Abstraction, 2014

Aoki Noe, moya / Sengokuhara(cloud valley / Sengokuhara), 2013

moya / Sengokuhara(cloud valley / Sengokuhara) 2013 

Aoki Noe

Sato Chu, Untitled #68, 2013

Untitled #68 2013 

Sato Chu

Sato Chu, Untitled #69, 2013

Sato Chu, Untitled #70, 2013

Bando Masaru, La Famiglia, 1997

Ai Weiwei, Iron Root, 2015

Iron Root 2015 

Ai Weiwei

niu, Sensuoussness, 2013

Sensuoussness 2013 

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Bando Masaru, Adamo e Eva, 1994

SHIMURAbros, Light Odyssey, 2017

Light Odyssey 2017 

SHIMURAbros

Bando Masaru, Life on Life, 2016

Bando Masaru, A dog, 1999

Bando Masaru, Snow Child Ⅱ, 1999

Bando Masaru, Snow Childlen, 1999

Sequoyah Aono, Dexter Head, 2019

Dexter Head 2019 

Sequoyah Aono

 
 
 

Restrictions

  1. Entry to areas outside the trail is prohibited
  2. Collection of plants and insects is not allowed
  3. Smoking, littering are not allowed

Warning

Stay clear of bees and poisonous snakes and plants. Contact staff immediately if stung by a bee, or any other emergency.
If you encounter a hornets’ nest, remain still. Attempting to shoo the hornets away can be dangerous. Slowly move away from the spot.