There are countless reasons to visit Hakone, and each visit brings new experiences and discoveries. Create your own journey.

Peace, Beauty and Tranquility

  • Experience the tranquility of the oldest Japanese-style residential gardens in the Western Hemisphere.

  • Surround yourself with the peace of the bamboo garden.

  • Relax in one of the many hideaways at Hakone, and listen to the sounds of the waterfall cascading down the verdant hillside.

A unique venue for a special event

  • Celebrate your wedding, anniversary or engagement in the spellbinding ambiance of Hakone

  • Propose to your loved one in the beauty of the gardens

  • Choose Hakone for your next business meeting or retreat

  • Make Hakone the site for any event that must be memorable and extra special


  • Participate in traditional Japanese art forms such as ikebana and tea ceremony classes, as well as Western art forms

  • Learn from the masters while you experience the serenity of the peaceful ponds and graceful waterfalls

  • Renew your energy in our yoga, tai chi, karate, zen and meditation classes


  • Donít miss the annual Lunar New Year celebrated in Spring, with dancing, art, delicious food and lots of interactive activities for the family

  • Join the crowds during our annual Matsuri festival in May, where we provide Asian cultural entertainment and Japanese foods.

  • Visit in Autumn and experience the wonder of the annual Tea Ceremony that brings together the top Japanese tea schools for a one-of-a-kind experience

World History

  • Learn about the cultures of the world in this international venue

  • In 2011 we celebrate the 88th anniversary of the West Coast premiere of Madame Butterfly at Hakone

  • In 2004 we hosted the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Amity

  • In 2001 Hakone was the venue for the 50th anniversary of the Peace Treaty celebrations