Hakone Gardens festival URL | Visitor Information
Address: 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
Hakone Matsuri Festival – May 21st, 2017
The Hakone Estate and Gardens are a cultural treasure, and located in Saratoga, CA.
Japanese cultural presentations include:
- Japanese music
- Martial Arts
- Japanese food
- luxury Japanese wedding kimonos (uchikake gowns)
- kids’ corner – which includes: Origami, Shuji (calligraphy) and Soroban (abacus)
- Japanese tea ceremony
What’s new this year? These beautiful luxury Japanese wedding kimonos (uchikake gowns) are available for purchase at a 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 cultural activities for kids: Origami, Shuji(calligraphy), Soroban(abacus)
- Date: Sunday May 21st, 2017
Time: 11am – 4pm
Advance Admission ticket: only $5. Children aged 4 years old and younger, and Hakone members are free. Hakone members still need to get tickets. Tickets are $10 at the event.
Shuttle: 10am – 5pm (The first shuttle departs West Valley College at 10am. The last shuttle departs Hakone at 5pm.)
The gardens are beautiful and the various events, food and demonstrations are not to be missed!
NOTE: You may not park or walk into the gardens on this festival day, you may take the shuttle from Parking Lot 5 at West Valley College. Hakone will be closed for vehicle access and walk-in access for safety reasons.