Upcoming events

Lunar New Year Festival

Sunday, February 28th. 2016.  11am - 3pm
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Hakone welcomes the Year of the Monkey with a gala festival on Sunday, February 28, 2016, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is the 8th annual Lunar New Year event at Hakone, and this year’s fete continues our Centennial Celebration with festivities in the gardens.

Free shuttle is available from Saratoga Chamber of Commerce (14460 Big Basin Way)
The regular admissions will be applied.  Parking at Hakone is $20.

Silicon Valley Reads "Chance of Rain" Tea Ceremony

Friday, March 11th. 2016.  1pm at Hakone.
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Author Emmi Itäranta says that a traditional tea ceremony is a central element of her book, Memory of Water, because “it highlights the importance of water as well as the clash between maintaining tradition and seeking change under new circumstances.”  Her portrayal of a tea ceremony combines elements from different cultures, but was heavily influenced by the “Japanese way of tea.”

Join Emmi for a traditional tea ceremony, Urasenke style, and discussion of her book at beautiful Hakone Estate and Gardens in Saratoga.

Public Tea Ceremony

Third Sunday of every month

from April to November

(It may be canceled without notice. Please check with us at 408.741.4957 or events@hakone.com)

Seatings at 12 noon, 1 pm & 2 pm

$7 per person, in addition to garden admission fee

For larger groups or inquiries, contact John Larissou at larissou@gmail.com

Event announcements can also be found on the  Hakone Facebook page.