Hakone Gardens hidden gem is truly a beautiful hidden gem in the San Francisco Bay Area. The moment you step inside, it feels like you are in Japan. This is a relaxing and beautiful place to spend time with family and friends. If you are a photographer, I recommend that you arrive early to avoid parking issues and people traffic. This place is very busy on the weekends.
21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
[As of 2017]
November to February
Weekdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Weekends 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
March to October
Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Accepts Cash and Credit Cards.
- Adults = $10
- Seniors (Age 65+) = $8
- Students (Age 5-17) = $8
- Children (4 and under) = Free
- Saratoga Residents = $2 discount, First Tuesday of the month is Free
PUBLIC RESTROOMS: Yes
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring, Autumn
WHAT TO WEAR: Warm clothes and hiking shoes (if you plan on hiking, wear a t-shirt underneath in case you get hot)
- Arrive early if you plan on taking pictures. There are a lot of people in the afternoon and weekends.