Experience Hakone

News and Updates
  • Due to renovations, the upper pathways from the Upper Moon Viewing House to Shogetsu and the Camellia Garden are closed until further notice. 

  • CEC Exhibition for the 2nd half of 2022: Tom Killion Wood Block Print Exhibit of California Landscape Scenes

  • We are closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. We are open on Thanksgiving from 10:00am to 4:00pm (Last admission 3:30pm) just like other weekdays.

Currently Blooming

Updated on November 8, 2022

- Fall colors

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Current Exhibition

Tom Killion
Wood Block Print Exhibit of California Landscape Scenes

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.

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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