Hakone Japanese Garden

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This is the oldest Asian and Japanese estate in the Western Hemisphere and was established in 1915. It covers 18 acres of green hills overlooking Silicon Valley with a Koi pond, lily pond, Zen garden, Moon bridge, tea garden, Wisteria arbor, water fall, Carmellia garden, bamboo garden, many different lanterns and carved stones and picnic area.  Restrooms, cold drinks and tea are available.


Food and beverages are not allowed in the main garden but are allowed in the picnic area.  No pets, music or smoking is allowed.

Operating Hours

Weekdays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Weekends 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day


For events happening in the garden visit the http://www.hakone.com/main.html and click on Events at the top of the webpage.


Entrance fees: $6 for Seniors and Students 5 to 17 years with valid ID, adults are $8, children 4 years and under are free. There is a $1.50 credit card processing fee for payments less than $10.

Disabled access

The Gardens have a limited access to wheelchairs.


Visit Website


21000 Big Basin Way

Visit MapQuest for this Address


Take hwy 85 south to Saratoga Ave exit.  Go west on Saratoga Ave (right) and go through the downtown area.  Once you leave the village, the garden will be on your left.  The entrance is up a steep hill.

Contact Info

Phone: 408 741-4994 or email: Hakone@hakone.com

Comments (1)
A beautiful garden that you can spend as much time in as you like. Bring a book and enjoy reading in a relaxing, gorgeous environment.
2/16/2011 11:26 AM