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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kanto - Kanagawa - Hakone
Gora Park
# 8   of 14 most visited
sights in Hakone

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Gora Park (, Gōra Kōen) is a western style landscape park located on the steep slope above Gora Station. It is a relaxing place to unwind and enjoy the scenery and views of Hakone.

Gora Park is primarily a French styled landscape park featuring a large fountain and a rose garden. The park also has two greenhouses, one housing a tropical botanical garden while the other contains a flower garden. Additionally, there is a restaurant overlooking the main fountain, as well as the Hakuun-do Chaen teahouse.

In the Crafthouse visitors can take part in craft activities such as glass blowing, glass etching, pottery and dried flower arrangement. Activities range in cost from 1000 to 3500 yen and take from 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

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How to get there
Gora Park is a five minute walk from Gora Station, the terminal station of Hakone Tozan Railway. It takes about 35 minutes from Hakone-Yumoto to Gora Station, costs 400 yen, and there are trains every 10-20 minutes.

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Hours and Fees
Hours:9:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)
Closed:No closing days
Admission:550 yen (free with the Hakone Free Pass)

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