We are very excited to host the 18th annual Hakone Matsuri Japanese Festival at Hakone Estate and Gardens on Sunday, May 21st. We are proud to share Japanese culture presenting Japanese music, Martial Arts, and Japanese food. Besides the performers and food vendors, we have lots of other things including kimono sale, kids' corner, and Japanese tea ceremony.
What's new this year? We are selling luxury Japanese wedding kimonos (uchikake gowns) for discounted price. Price starts at $1,500 and up. (The estimate market value is $2,000 and up.)
Some new logistics:
- You must take a shuttle from Parking Lot 5 at West Valley College. Hakone will be closed for vehicle access and walk-in access for safety reasons. (Only permit holders are allowed to drive through the gate. No exception.)
- Purchase advance tickets online. Ticket sale will end on May 13th.
- Present tickets when getting on shuttle.
- The first shuttle departs West Valley College at 10am. The last shuttle departs Hakone at 5pm.
Please see the Indivisual Membership for information on the Hakone membership types.
Luxury wedding kimonos will be on sale.