The Little Prince is written by the French author Antoine de Saint Exupery, a beautifully illustrated tale in vivid colors. The Little Prince Museum in Hakone brings you a glimpse into the author’s life and everything about the Little Prince comes to life at the museum. I read the book when I was younger and I thought the Little Prince was one adventurous prince, visiting different planets, trying to make sense of “extraordinary” adults through hidden philosophical messages of life.
Going through this orange tunnel with yellow stars brings you into the magical world of the Little Prince.
And wow, we thought we have landed on the streets of Paris for a while. To be precise, the streets reminisce Paris & Lyon and are maintained in a pristine state with a dash of fairy-tale to them.
and through precious manuscripts which he drew for the Little Prince.
As you come out from the museum, you step into yet another fairy-tale like garden in Provencal style, which reminds me of the beautiful ocre village of Roussillon in Southern France where the buildings are painted in different shades of orange + brown, contrasted by bright colors like green, blue and yellow.
There was no bed of roses in the garden (as it was winter), something that the Little Prince discovered on Earth and it was meaningful for him to understand that thousands of roses are still incomparable to the one that he has, the one that he nourished and cared for. But we did get a big Christmas tree since it was Christmas:)
Hakone Little Prince Museum Official Website
Getting to Hakone Little Prince Museum
Address: 909 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa-ken
Opening Hours: Daily 9am – 5pm.
Entrance Fee: Adults 1500 yen. Senior Citizens & Students 1100 yen. Children (6yrs – 15 yrs) 700 yen.
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