Hakone Gardens20 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070, USA, United States
- Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4087414994
- Tags: Garden, Family And Kids
The award winning traditional Japanese garden of Hakone with a legacy of over hundred years, is regarded as one of the oldest Japanese styled residential garden in Western Hemisphere. Sprawling over 18 acres, this natural gem is located on the verdant hills of Saratoga. The garden boasts of its bamboo garden, a Zen garden, the strolling Hill, the Pond filled with Koi fish and Red-eared Slider Turtles, Tea Houses and the Cultural Exchange Center that is used as an oasis for memorial services, business meetings, company retreats and social events. The Cultural Exchange Center is a reproduction of a 19th century Kyoto tea merchant’s house and shop. You can enjoy exploring the blooming gardens, ascend the Moon Bridge or enjoy sipping your tea at the Tea and bamboo gardens or at the dry landscape garden.
How to Reach Hakone Gardens
- Rented car/ Taxi
Hakone Gardens Reviews & Ratings
This is truly a hidden gem. It's one of the larger Japanese gardens in the bay. I have gone to the friendship garden in SJ is nice but cramped and the one in SF is incredibly small. There is a place to find your corner of peace. There is a ton of shade and the building are beautiful. If you're interested in spending some time in a quiet place semi away from people give this place a try. There is free parking although it is a small lot. It's only $10 to get in and their gift shop is adorable.
Small and perfectly formed. A lovely place to spend a short time in the peace and tranquility of a Japanese garden. It's slightly off the beaten track so probably best if you have your own transport.
Very pretty, with well maintained paths that meander through the grounds. Lower level is wheelchair accessible, and you can still see the waterfall. The admission fee is fair. I lived in the Bay area for 23 years and never even heard of this place. Glad I went on my visit back.
. Its a century old private garden by a Japanese family. Lovely garden. Peaceful place to relax. Function/ party is permitted with prior approval. Timing are restricted. Worth a visit
Genuinely peaceful Japanese garden with a lot of benches and nooks for relaxing. Not crowded at all and is a perfect place for a stroll with enough personal space for quiesce for deep thinking and reflection. Will definitely return.