Visitor Info
Hakone Estate and Gardens

Tel:       408.741.4994
Fax:     408.741.4993


Garden Hours

Last admission to the gardens is 30 minutes prior to the gardens closing.

Winter Hours - November to February

Weekdays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Weekends 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Summer Hours - March to October

Weekdays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Weekends 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Please check on the News section on the Home page for closure for any special events.

Admission Fee

Adult (18 - 64) $12

Seniors (65+) $10

Children (5 - 17) $8

Children (4 and younger) Free

Saratoga Residents(Verification such as driver's license is required.)

  • First Tuesday of Month Free

We extend a free admission to Santa Clara County residents on the first Tuesday of the month March through October and the first Saturday of the month November through February until August 2025.  (Verification such as driver's license is required)

Picnic Area

If you would like to sit and enjoy a picnic at Hakone please make sure to stop by our picnic area (we do not allow food or beverages in the garden). We offer six standard sized picnic tables in an area of about 450 square feet. Picnic tables are on a first come first served basis (no reservations are taken.)  For larger groups please contact our events office for pricing on our other venues (

Wheelchair Access

Because paths and walkways are covered with either fine gravel or rock, the Gardens have limited access for wheelchairs.


No pets or animals are allowed in the Gardens except leashed service dogs.


Commercial, formal occasion, and political photography/videography require permits and reservation. Please do not block the garden paths with equipment. Download the Photoshoot Application Form.


Bus access is limited due to the sharp turns and steep grade of the entry road.  Buses longer than 30 feet and larger than 24 passengers are not allowed. Parking for buses is available at the base of the drive, on Big Basin Way. Visitors may use the hiking trail (1/4 mile) from Big Basin Way to the Gardens.