Become a Member

Becoming a member affords you a wonderful opportunity to participate in and be part of a dynamic community of friends, families, artists, musicians, and cultural leaders. Whether you join to enjoy Hakone's stunning beauty year-round, or to participate in a community of people who love art, culture, and the friendships formed by being among other creatively inspired people, you will definitely benefit from your decision.

Membership Level Benefits:

Centennial $10,000+ membership

  • Table at our annual gala in 2016
  • 4 people for Premier tea ceremony
  • A private, guided tour of the garden that provides some history and background
  • All benefits at lower levels

Pavilion $5,000+ membership

  • A group of 10 people for tea ceremony
  • All benefits at lower levels

Tea Garden $1,000+ membership

  • A group of 5 people for tea ceremony
  • All benefits at lower levels

Bamboo Garden $250+ membership

  • Seasonal sake-kit
  • All benefits at lower levels

Regular Annual Membership

Individual $45 | *Family $75 | Senior, Student $35

  • Free year-around admission with one additional guest to the Gardens
  • 10% discount in the gift shop
  • Free docent training

*Family: 2 adults and up to 5 children.

*Family membership: Immediate family only.

2015 Individual Donors

Tea Garden

  • Dr. Jerry Hiura
  • Paul Sakamoto

Friends of Hakone Foundation

  • Mary Barbatti
  • Wayne Mitsunaga

In-kind Donors

  • Dave and Bev Harada
  • Yuki Hashimoto
  • Shozo Kagoshima
  • Bob Kajihara
  • Barbara Koberlein
  • Ginger Lai
  • Robert Lin
  • Emily Lo
  • Sandy and Howard Miller
  • Miki Shimabe
  • Ann and Rick Waltonsmith
  • Lesley Wilson
  • Faramarz Yazdani
  • Connie Young Yu

Membership Application

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If you are applying online,  please click on Donate and pay the fee for the membership of your choice.

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Hakone Foundation
PO Box 2324
Saratoga, CA 95070

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Please call us at 408-741-4994