If you’re a fan of the Little Prince, the Little Prince Museum in Hakone is a must-visit! The world’s only museum dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s heartwarming masterpiece features exhibitions, videos, themed food, and delightful merchandise.
With its simple but profound musings on life and love, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella ‘The Little Prince’ has charmed the hearts of countless readers around the world. Relive the beauty and magic of this touching story with a visit to the world’s only museum dedicated to The Little Prince — not in France but in Japan’s hot-spring town of Hakone, near Tokyo! The Little Prince Museum, also known as ‘Musée du Petit Prince de Saint-Exupéry à Hakone’ (The Museum of The Little Prince in Hakone), was established to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s birth. Here, fascinating exhibitions and engaging videos tell the story of de Saint-Exupéry’s life and show the inspirations behind The Little Prince. See his letters and other personal belongings, a re-creation of his childhood room, and more. Feel as if you’re in 20th-century Europe with a stroll around a re-creation of a French townscape and a garden, complete with roses. Perhaps you might find the Little Prince’s favorite rose there! Enjoy themed food and drinks at Restaurant Le Petit Prince, and, if you want to take home the magic, stop by the museum’s shop. Before you leave, don’t forget to take a photo with the statue of the Little Prince!