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Experience Hakone

News and Updates
  • Tickets for the Hanami at Hakone Night Viewing VIP Reception are available for purchase. Find out more.

  • The Hakone Foundation Japan Trip 2024 registration has started. Find out more.

  • CEC Exhibition: Traditional Japanese Carpentry: Tools and Techniques. Find out more.

Hakone Foundation
Japan Trip 2024

Join us as we travel to the original Hakone and other enticing, exciting, and enchanting spots in Japan.

Take this opportunity to experience in Japan what you have appreciated here!

Hakone Foundation Japan Trip

October 29 - November 7

Currently Blooming

Updated on January 24, 2024

- Camellia 椿

- Flowering quince 木瓜

- Manzanita マンザニータ

- Plum 梅

Hanami VIP Reception
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.

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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The mural painting will be exhibited until February 17, 2024.

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