A piece of Japan right in the heart of California

Hakone Japanese Gardens, Saratoga

In the hills of Saratoga, just a short drive southwest from the city of San Jose, lay the HakoneJapaneseGardensThese gardens are truly magnificent to behold and also happen to be the oldest of their kind in the entire Western hemisphere.  Couples can spend some time enjoying these traditionally styled gardens with their ponds, waterfalls, bridges and various Japanese-themed structures.  Or you can choose to take part in a traditional tea ceremony.  Either way, there are few places that can compare to the beauty of Hakone.  Has anyone ever had the chance to visit a Japanese garden before?

 

Photo courtesy of Doopokko via Wikicommons