Hakone Estate & Gardens, 21000 Big Basin Way, is an 18-acre estate garden containing four gardens—Hill and Pond Garden; Tea Garden; Zen Garden; and Kizuna En, a bamboo garden. A tea ceremony is performed the third Sunday of the month, April through November. Private guided tours and tea ceremonies also are offered.
Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$10; $8 (ages 5-17 and 65+ and Saratoga residents); $6 (Saratoga residents ages 5-17 and 65+); free (ages 0-4 and first Tues. of the month for Saratoga residents). Tea ceremony $7.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 11-5, Mar.-Oct.; Mon.-Fri. 10-4, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 11-4, rest of year. Third-Sunday tea ceremony at noon, 1 and 2, Apr.-Nov. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.