We are very excited to host the 18th annual Hakone Matsuri Japanese Festival at Hakone Estate and Gardens on Sunday, May 21st. We are proud to share Japanese culture presenting Japanese music, Martial Arts, and Japanese food. Besides the performers and food vendors, we have lots of other things including kimono sale, kids' corner, and Japanese tea ceremony.
What's new this year? We are selling luxury Japanese wedding kimonos (uchikake gowns) for discounted price. Price starts at $1,500 and up. (The estimate market value is $2,000 and up.)
Some confirmed performance: Tsugaru Shamisen, Aikido, Japanese Calligraphy, Shorinji Kenpo.
Japanese cultura activities for kids: Origami, Shuji(calligraphy), Soroban(abacus)
Date: Sunday May 21st, 2017
Time: 11am - 4pm
Admission ticket: $5. Children aged 4 years old and younger, and Hakone members are free. Hakone members still need to get tickets.
Shuttle: 10am - 5pm (The first shuttle departs West Valley College at 10am. The last shuttle departs Hakone at 5pm.)
Some new logistics:
- You must take a shuttle from Parking Lot 5 at West Valley College. Hakone will be closed for vehicle access and walk-in access for safety reasons. (Only permit holders are allowed to drive through the gate. No exception.)
- Purchase advance tickets online for $5 per ticket. Ticket sale will end on May 13th. (Tickets can be purchased for $5
$10 per ticket at Parking Lot 5 on the day of the event. Cash only. The people who purchased advance tickets will get one free soft drink.)
- Children aged 4 years old and under, and Hakone members are free. Hakone members still need to get free member tickets.
- Present tickets when getting on shuttle.
We will be looking forward to seeing you!