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Hakone Gardens, Saratoga

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  • A 100 years old japanese garden tucked in the city of Saratoga. Peaceful and relaxing place to be. I believe a next visit will be in spring for hanami.  more »
  • I like Japanese gardens for their ability to convey the feelings of being one with nature, serenity but not solitude, just being away from the bustle of a hectic lifestyle more prevalent now. Hakone i...  more »
  • My friend and I chose Hakone Gardens as our Election Day escape. It was a perfect choice, even though the garden was no longer in full bloom. Many plants had been trimmed back and dead-headed for the ...  more »
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  • Quite a lovely Japanese garden, with a nice bamboo grove and some of the fattest koi you've ever seen! Looks like they have tea ceremony meets (chakai) on Sundays, and there are a few Japanese-style buildings for events. Otherwise, no food or drink in the garden. The entrance fee is $10, which feels a little steep. If you live in the area, there seems to be an annual pass that would make more sense. Parking is free.
  • Come here every year spring and fall, whenever you come you can see all different beautiful view. $10 for ticket, if you love this garden don’t forget the annual pass for $45.
  • Beautiful Japanese garden, after reading the reviews I expected that it would be really small, but was pleasantly surprised. Nice pond with koi and turtles and a bamboo garden with a walking path. There was a wedding taking place that day and it could be a good venue for a special occasion. Parking lot is good, enough space to park without having to wait (on a weekend.) I think $10 per person for entry is somewhat steep and be careful about rules regarding photography (you might need a permit that costs $100.) Paths are uneven so wear appropriate footwear and watch your step - there are iron rods that jut out from the bottom of the stairs that could inflict damage.
  • Very nice Japanese garden. What makes this place special is that it is set up as an estate.
  • Beautiful gardens, short hikes to walk in the serene settings, and a lovely pond. Definitely looks like walking into a different world for those living in the fast-paced Bay Area. I have been here many times and a visit always elevates the mood -- this last time I had actually arranged a business event here. They rent out the cottages for all day team events, they can provide lunch as well as projectors etc etc -- very nice and convenient to get together with your team in a very different environment than office.

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