A tranquil place of peace and harmony  

One of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s premier sites and 100 years old, Hakone is one of the oldest Japanese estate, retreat and gardens in the Western Hemisphere.  Hakone has also been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2013. 18 acres of magnificent beauty is nestled in the verdant hills of Saratoga overlooking Silicon Valley.

This timeless oasis of peace is also available for your special event, including  weddings, birthdays, baby showers, family celebrations, and memorial services.  Additionally, Hakone has become a favorite location for company retreats, off-site business meetings , corporate conferences and seminars.

Hakone offers our visitors an international cultural venue to celebrate civilizations from throughout the world.  Guests are provided an opportunity to experience a palpable calming of life’s journey within this masterpiece of architectural and botanical beauty.


Whether you leisurely stroll the hill and koi pond garden, ascend the moon bridge, have tea overlooking the dry landscape garden, or enjoy quiet reflection in Hakone’s tea and bamboo gardens, you will experience the elixir of art and nature in seamless unity.


Hakone also offers Docent-led tours and traditional tea ceremonies in our tatami mat rooms which are a wonderful way to enhance your visit to our gardens.

We also offer many annual cultural festivals which showcase ancient civilizations from throughout Asia.  As one of the premier art and cultural retreats on the West Coast, our gardens offer a unique experience to those who visit.

Selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to receive their prestigious “Save America’s Treasures” designation, as well as added to the National Register of Historic Places, Hakone is one of the must see locations for visitors and local residents.

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