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Hakone Gora Park

The oldest French-style formal garden in Japan, with lovely flowers in all seasons.

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This first French-style formal garden in Japan was opened in 1914. The French garden is typically laid out on a vast flat land in symmetry with ponds and plants in geometric shapes. This park is unique because it is on a slope. Between the front gate and west gate, there is about 40m-drop as if the park was imposed in the middle of a slope.

The park pleases visitors with a variety of flowers throughout the four seasons. In spring, cherry blossoms and rhododendrons, between late June and late July, hydrangea, in fall, Japanese maple and other autumn foliage, and in December, a Christmas tree made of poinsettias brings the holiday season into the park. On August 16 each year, Hakone Gora Summer Festival features fireworks and a giant bonfire in a Japanese character “big,” which you can watch from the park.

The tropical greenhouses, a rose garden, cafes, craft workshops, and a tea ceremony room are available besides the enjoyment of strolling in the refreshing beauty.

Highlights

  • The oldest French-style formal garden in Japan opened in 1914.
  • Lovely flowers in all four seasons.
  • The garden offers cafes, craft workshops, and a variety of enjoyments.

Photos

  • The symbol of Hakone Gora Park, Funsuiike (the Fountain Pond)

    The symbol of Hakone Gora Park, Funsuiike (the Fountain Pond)

  • Ongakudo (the Music Hall) offers one of the best sceneries in the park with occasional concerts held

    Ongakudo (the Music Hall) offers one of the best sceneries in the park with occasional concerts held

  • At Cafe Pic, watch the fountain and savor lunch and tea

    At Cafe Pic, watch the fountain and savor lunch and tea

  • Hakone Gora Park in autumn colors

    Hakone Gora Park in autumn colors

  • Inflate molten glass, make ceramics and accessories at Hakone Crafthouse

    Inflate molten glass, make ceramics and accessories at Hakone Crafthouse

  • HAKUUN-DO tea garden offers a tea ceremony for 700 yen

    HAKUUN-DO tea garden offers a tea ceremony for 700 yen

Reviews

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  • Zhang Zhang

    前往的時候湊巧遇到繡球花盛開,有箱根周遊卷就可以免費入園。

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Details

Name in Japanese
箱根強羅公園
Postal Code
250-0408
Address
1300 Goura, Hakonemachi, Ashigarashimogun, Kanagawa
Telephone
0460-82-2825
Holiday
Irregular holidays
Hours
9:00am-5:00pm (Entry allowed until 4:30pm)
※may vary depending on the season
Admission
Adult: 550 yen, Elementary children and younger: Free
Directions
1) (Front Gate) From Hakone Tozan Cable Car, Koen-Shimo Station, walk 1 min.
2) (West Gate) From Hakone Tozan Cable Car, Koen-Shimo Station, walk 1 min.
3) From Tomei Expressway Gotemba Interchange, drive 40 min.
4) From Odawara Atsugi Road, Odawara-Nishi Interchange, drive 35 min.
Credit Cards
Accepted (VISA, JCB)
Official Website
Official Website (English)