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Hakone Gora Park: Best Japanese Garden near Hakone Onsen Area

by Ryu_C@RakuRakuJP

Hakone Gora Park – a garden worth visiting in any season

Are there any attractions in Hakone that must be visited when visiting Hakone? I believe Hakone Gora Park will be one of them.

Because Hakone Gora Park is a mixed French and Japanese garden design, and it has more than 100 historical gardens. The focus of Hakone Gora Park is that you will easily find that this is a garden that emphasizes left-right symmetry as the main design. In addition, in Hakone Gora Park in different seasons, you can also enjoy different flowers and trees. At the same time, you can also participate in jewelry making experience, matcha experience, etc. It is a Hakone attraction that is suitable for both movement and tranquility.

And what's more, if you buy any kind of pass to go to Hakone Gora Park, you can enter for free!

As long as you walk into Hakone Gora Park, you will find that Gora Park is full of many green plants. Especially in the summer when there are rose soul flowers in full bloom, it is very suitable to spend an afternoon taking pictures. In addition, Hakone Gora Park has different scenery in different seasons. For example, you can enjoy cherry blossoms in spring, greenery in summer, red leaves in autumn, and snow in winter. Basically, you will see a new scene every time you visit.

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Experience different Japanese cultures at Hakone Gora Park

In Hakone Gora Park, in addition to viewing different flowers and trees, you can also find jewelry making classes, glass making experience classes, and matcha experience classes, so that you can take some Hakone unique souvenirs and unique experiences home.

Baiyundong Tea Garden Matcha Experience

At the Baiyundong Tea Garden in Hakone Gora Park, you can enjoy a cup of matcha and wagashi for only about ¥500. No matter when you visit Hakone Gora Park in any season, it is very suitable to take a little time to try!

Matcha Baiyundong Tea Garden Business hours: 10:00 – 12:00 in the morning, 13:00 – 16:00 in the afternoon

The Garden of Hakone Gora Park
Drink a sip of matcha tea at Hakone Gora Park, let yourself relax and experience nature. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Glass making experience

CraftHouse in Hakone Gora Park is a place where you can participate in experience classes such as glass making and pottery making. The characteristic is that the fee for the glass making experience is not very high, about ¥4000. If you are interested in participating, you can make your own glass cup and take it home as a souvenir.

In addition, in addition to participating in different experience classes, Hakone Gora Park also has a tropical plant area and a shop selling souvenirs. It only takes 2 hours to walk around the entire park, experience nature and different types of production teaching .

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Details of Hakone Gora Park

Hakone Gora Park Business Information

Recommended visiting time: 1 – 1.5 hours
Opening hours: 09:00 – 17:00 (open all year round)
Fee: ¥550 yen (Free admission for pass holders)
More park facilities information: Hakone Gora Park Map

Access to Hakone Gora Park

Take the Hakone Tozan Tram to Gora Station, get off and walk for 5 minutes. Or take the mountain tram first, then transfer to the mountain cable car to Hakone Gora Park after getting off.

More pictures and information: Hakone Gora Park

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