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CEC Viewing Deck
Business Meetings

Hakone offers an ideal Silicon Valley venue for executive staff meetings, corporate conferences, training seminars or other retreats requiring a productive atmosphere away from the interruption of hotel and office settings.


Comfortable seating, audio-visual resources and catering are available to make any business meeting run smoothly. Hakone also offers several break-out spots: by the Koi pond, in gazebos, in the bamboo garden as well as benches throughout our garden.


Your retreat or business meeting at Hakone will provide you with the perfect venue for both creativity and productivity. Please contact our Events Manager at 408-741-4957 or email us at

Cultural Exchange Center

This museum style conference hall is perfect for all-day meetings from 10 to 50 guests.


The Cultural Exchange Center (CEC) is a replica of a Kyoto style Tea Merchant's shop and home from the Edo Period.  Custom-built in Japan, the CEC was shipped, and rebuilt at its present location in 1991. You will be marvel at the state of the art craftsmanship which did not use a single nail in the building.


The CEC comes with two rest rooms, a small kitchen and a spacious deck which offers panoramic views of Silicon Valley.  Outside the doors of the CEC you will gaze at natural harmony at its best - acres of formal Japanese gardens, towering redwood trees and lush coastal mountains.


Here, even a coffee break is a refreshingly inspirational experience.

Lower House (a.k.a. Dry Garden House)

The Lower House was built in 1922. It combines Japanese traditional elements with characteristics of the early California bungalow. The Lower House is ideal for group of from 10-40, and includes two rest rooms, a small kitchen and view of our Dry Garden.

In a complex, demanding and hectic world, Hakone  is a refuge for serious thought. Nearby accommodations are available for participants who require overnight lodging, and San Jose Airport is conveniently located for out-of-town participants.


Bring your business meeting to Hakone for a different view of the world. Please contact our Events Manager at 408-741-4957 or email us at

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