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Hakone Gardens

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Oliver and Isabel Stine named her home after one of her favorite places in Japan, Fuji-Hakone National Park. She employed Tsunematsu Shintani (1877-1921) to design her 'Moon Viewing' House and garden designer Naoharu Aihara (1870-1941), from a family of Imperial gardeners in Koyobashi, Tokyo, to design her garden. It has a master stone, a worshipping stone, a guest Isle, a stroll garden with lanterns. The garden was purchased by the City of Saratoga in 1966 and restored by Tanso Ishihara a Kyoto garden designer. Hakone Gardens therefore have a degree of authenticity not often enjoyed by Japanese gardens outside Japan.
Address - Hakone Gardens, 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, California, USA, CA 95070
Opening times - All year. Daily except Christmas and New Year.
Website - Visit the Hakone Gardens website

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  • about 4 years ago Charlotte said

    Another beautiful garden. Absolutely serene and looking good throughout the year, but if you really want a treat, visit in February for the blossoms and the camellias! Easy to combine with nearby Filoli.


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