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Hakone Gardens

21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-5755
+1 408-741-4994
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Beautiful place to visit!

On my first visit, where nothing was either in bloom or set up yet for the busy season, I thought... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Aaron C
,
Amherst, Massachusetts
an amazing place to visit

This is a real gem of place to visit. With lots of trails around the gardens. You can loose... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KathyH1967
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Reading, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“japanese garden” (28 reviews)
“koi pond” (22 reviews)
“gift shop” (14 reviews)
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LOCATION
21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-5755
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+1 408-741-4994
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"japanese garden"
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"koi pond"
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"gift shop"
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"tea house"
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"tea ceremony"
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"fish food"
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"nice garden"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"full bloom"
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"tucked away"
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"own pace"
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"peace and quiet"
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"perfect choice"
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"memorial service"
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"short hiking trails"
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"highly recommend this place"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my first visit, where nothing was either in bloom or set up yet for the busy season, I thought the place was so cool that I bought a membership. Since then, I've come at least 5 times so I got nice value out of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a real gem of place to visit. With lots of trails around the gardens. You can loose yourself in calm tranquil atmosphere. Whether you are gazing into the koi pond or the glorious colours of the trees. There are quite a number of...More

Thank KathyH1967
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was fortunate to have been invited to a small dinner hosted at the gardens. It was my first time visiting. We had the whole place to ourselves after hours so it was nice to completely enjoy the beauty of the gardens with no more...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Really enjoyed visiting Hakone Gardens on this first visit. Trees were in bloom and it was beautiful. Lots of short trails, around the pond, up the hillside, and all over. Lots of big koi in the pond. Quite a few people visiting too. Nice little...More

1  Thank KFromOregon
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I have been here several times. It is a great place to roam around. The cost of admission is minimal. This was the location of the film Geisha.

Thank CAgirl408
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This garden is beautiful all times of the year. You can sit and experience the peace and serenity of this magical place on the many benches throughout the garden. In the spring it explodes with blossoms and different shades of green. Take the time to...More

Thank Roberta M
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank enhasa
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

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 is not that large a garden but still draws out those...More

Thank reyt992
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

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 winter. Even in this condition, everything was peaceful...More

1  Thank Joan_Crenshaw
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

If you like Japanese Gardens and Architecture, this is such a gem. Small but you can spend an hour or so just ambling around. The gift shop is pleasant too. You're also very close to downtown Saratoga which has some fabulous wine tasting rooms. Cinnabar...More

Thank Ken A
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ExplorerSB
8 February 2017|
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Response from Hakone_USA | Property representative |
Hello ExplorerSB, It is difficult to determine when the Cherry Trees will blossoms, because it depends on the weather. But in general, they should blossom anywhere from mid-March through the end of March. We have 40 Cherry... More
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KarenRCB
27 June 2015|
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Response from tango2 | Reviewed this property |
I would say 2 to 3 hours.
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