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Gora Park

1300 Gora, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0408, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Ranked #25 of 62 Attractions in Hakone-machi
3.5 of 5 stars 119 Reviews
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
142 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Rocky Point, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This a nice small park at the first stop of the cable car. We went in the fall and saw beautiful changing colored leaves. There are a few small green houses with a nice variety of flowers. As you walk up the hill there is fountain by a small restaurant. I really enjoyed the visit and is perfect to add... More 

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Baltimore
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181 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Gora Park is a nice, but small scenic endeavor. They've got tea houses, a craft shop, and a mini insect zoo. Nothing too special.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

公园的范围不是很大可以说一下子就可以走完了。这里有什么特别呢?如果喜欢花花草草的朋友这地方必定是他们最希望的好去处. The range is not large park can be said at once can finish it. What is special about this place? If you like plants and flowers friends this place is definitely a good place they most want.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

I visited the park on a quiet sunny morning in the beginning of April. I found the experience quite enjoyable and was surprised to find that the complex was much bigger than I orginally thought. It was easily accessible by taking the train to Gora Station and then walking for about 10 minutes - there are easy to follow maps... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

We came across the park by chance, as we were staying nearby. In May the azaleas were in full bloom, and set against the backdrop of the mountains the park looked amazing. The glass houses were also full of of beautiful flowers such as hydrangeas, orchids, and bougainvilleas. There were also a lot of Cherry trees which had finished flowering,... More 

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