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Hakone Gardens

21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-5755
+1 408-741-4994
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ok but too expensive

with $10 per adult this is to expensive. I would say $5 would be fair. few things are labeled... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
Erhard S
,
San Jose
Nice walk through a Japanese Garden

My wife and I have enjoyed walking in the Hakone Gardens in Saratoga. There is a big pond with a... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
_vvc13685
,
Orlando, Florida
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  • Average13%
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“koi pond” (24 reviews)
“japanese garden” (30 reviews)
“gift shop” (14 reviews)
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21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-5755
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+1 408-741-4994
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"nice garden"
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"full bloom"
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"own pace"
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

with $10 per adult this is to expensive. I would say $5 would be fair. few things are labeled 'under repair' but i did not see ongoing repair. the waterfall was not running and just stared when we were about to leave.

3  Thank Erhard S
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have enjoyed walking in the Hakone Gardens in Saratoga. There is a big pond with a lot of giant gold fish. We normally hiked up the stairs to the highest point and looked down to admire the beautiful scenery. There is...More

Thank _vvc13685
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

This was a nice find, a very large Japanese garden in a mountain forest. It is an extensive garden. I found it a little confusing to visit since it has several sections. I was also a little disappointed since other Japanese gardens have a section...More

Thank Ralph_MB
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

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

2  Thank Aaron C
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

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 April 21, 2018 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

Thank wireless_in_CA
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Reviewed April 11, 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 March 3, 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 March 3, 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 February 4, 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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ExplorerSB
February 8, 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
June 27, 2015|
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Response from tango2 | Reviewed this property |
I would say 2 to 3 hours.
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