There are countless reasons to visit Hakone, and each visit brings new experiences and discoveries. Create your own journey.
Peace, Beauty and Tranquility
Experience the tranquility of the oldest Japanese-style residential gardens in the Western Hemisphere.
Surround yourself with the peace of the bamboo garden.
Relax in one of the many hideaways at Hakone, and listen to the sounds of the waterfall cascading down the verdant hillside.
A unique venue for a special event
Celebrate your wedding, anniversary or engagement in the spellbinding ambiance of Hakone
Propose to your loved one in the beauty of the gardens
Choose Hakone for your next business meeting or retreat
Make Hakone the site for any event that must be memorable and extra special
Participate in traditional Japanese art forms such as ikebana and tea ceremony classes, as well as Western art forms
Learn from the masters while you experience the serenity of the peaceful ponds and graceful waterfalls
Renew your energy in our yoga, tai chi, karate, zen and meditation classes
Donít miss the annual Lunar New Year celebrated in Spring, with dancing, art, delicious food and lots of interactive activities for the family
Join the crowds during our annual Matsuri festival in May, where we provide Asian cultural entertainment and Japanese foods.
Visit in Autumn and experience the wonder of the annual Tea Ceremony that brings together the top Japanese tea schools for a one-of-a-kind experience
Learn about the cultures of the world in this international venue
In 2011 we celebrate the 88th anniversary of the West Coast premiere of Madame Butterfly at Hakone
In 2004 we hosted the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Amity
In 2001 Hakone was the venue for the 50th anniversary of the Peace Treaty celebrations