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Address: 1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 460-82-2825
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Small but lovely park

The weather was a bit misty and foggy when we went, but that just made our walk in nature all that much lovelier. Admittance is free for tourists who have the Hakone Free Pass. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Yu Ra K
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The weather was a bit misty and foggy when we went, but that just made our walk in nature all that much lovelier. Admittance is free for tourists who have the Hakone Free Pass. A small gem in Hakone, I suggest you go to the Craft House inside as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

On a rather small surface a very nice variety of gardens is presented. Do not miss this little pearl.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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97 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

You get free entrance if you have a Hakone travel pass. It is worth going to see, weather could have been better, would have put a better perspective on the place, too early for the cherry blossom. Spring was just about arriving when I visited. Again use the Hakone travel pass, use the S bus or take the Hakone Tozan... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A picture perfect park with nice fountain and step set up was admirable. Had some nice Japanese food in the restaurant at the park

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Santa Monica, California
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118 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had the extraordinary fortune of being in Gora at peak leaf time. Just gorgeous. Peaceful. Gora is like nothing else you may have seen any other place in the world.

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Gora Park was the first attraction we visited upon setting foot in Hakone. It is only a few minutes walk from Gora station. Entry is free if you have the Hakone Free Pass. As we were carrying our overnight bags, we were thankful for lockers located near the entrance. The garden is very well manicured, and although we were a... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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163 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Celebrating its 100 year anniversary, Gora Park (強羅公園) was the most beautiful garden we visited in Hakone during mid May. It only took us less than 10 minutes walking from the Gora Station to get there. Opened in 1914, Gora Park was the first French style garden in Japan mainly for the upper classes. It contains 36,300 m2 (9 acre)... More 

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Sydney,Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled on the park when we walked around. It is well set out and there is plenty to see. Very nice views of the mountains. Very nice roses all around.

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Was delighted to visit Hakone during the tsuyu season (rainy season) as it wasn't very rainy, and it is the season which hydrangeas bloom. There was a whole greenhouse for the hydrangeas, with a variety of colours, including white, pink, blue, purple, green, and many shades in between. There was a rose garden too, which is almost at the end... More 

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Park City, Utah
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It was under a lot of maintenance and nothing was in bloom (obviously) but the park looked bad with that combo of repairs underway and dead/dormant plants

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