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Experience Hakone

News and Updates
  • Due to damages from the recent storm, we do not have telephone service in the Gift Shop. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

  • The Bamboo Garden is currently closed to protect new growth.

  • Exhibition "Traditional Basketry and a Modern Craft of Wrapped Rocks" by Shizu Okino at Hakone CEC. See more info.

Photography at Hakone

Hakone is beautiful in every season and photography for personal use is encouraged. However, a photography permit is required if you plan to use the gardens as a backdrop for your photo shoot. See Visitor Info or email the events office for more information.

About Hakone Estate and Gardens

One of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s premier sites and 100 years old, Hakone is one of the old 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.

Open Hakone's History to read more about us.

Currently Blooming

Updated on April 15, 2023

- Azaleas

- Camelias

- Flowering quinces

- Manzanitas

Support Hakone Estate and Gardens

Your donation supports our operation and garden improvements. Visit Donate to Hakone for how you can help us, or make a quick donation online.

Becoming a member is another way to help us. You receive discounts at the Hakone Gift Shop and some other benefits. See Membership for more information.

Or you can simply subscribe to Hakone newsletters to receive updates from us.

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