Annual Events

Lunar New Year Celebration
The Lunar New Year Celebration at Hakone takes place in early spring.

Matsuri (Spring Festival)  

Each year, on third Sunday of May, the Hakone Matsuri Volunteer Committee organizes a spectacular event that is the talk of the Bay Area.

Hakone Annual Chakai (Grand Tea Gathering)

The Daichakai is one of the most important and enjoyable tea events in the greater Bay Area: important in that it brings together tea practitioners of different tea traditions and enthusiasm of its participants. The hope is that all who practice tea will desire to attend in order to share tea with their fellow practitioners at one of the few sites where this type of events is possible outside of Japan.