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Exhibition at the Cultural Exchange Center
Hakone Gardens and Executive Order 9066

April 2021 - December 2021

Hakone Foundation is proud to present a new exhibition, “Hakone Gardens and Executive Order 9066” at the Cultural Exchange Center. The exhibit features an untold story of Hakone’s long-time gardener, James Sasaki, and his American-born family, imprisoned in Topaz, Utah Internment Camp during WWII.

Read more about the exhibit.

Hanami at Hakone
Hanami at Hakone - Night Viewing presented by NETGEAR

March 2022 - April 2022

We are delighted to share the beautiful cherry blossoms in the evening at Hakone Estate and Gardens. Please check back to see updates.

Public Tea Ceremony

Public Tea Ceremony

The first Sunday of every month from April to November

Seatings at 12 noon, 1 pm & 2 pm

Tickets are available online only. Purchase tickets here

Garden admission fee is not included in the price of the tickets.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required.

For larger groups or inquiries, contact John Larissou at

(It may be canceled without notice. Please check with us at 408.741.4957 or