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Hakone Gardens

In January 2023, the central entry gate at Hakone Gardens was refurbished with the help of a grant from Santa Clara County. The gate is registered as a historic building and is listed on the National Register of historic buildings. The original 1937 gate was designed and constructed by Shinzaburo Nishiura, with his brother Gentaro carving the ornate ornamental elements which make this gate an important cultural property. Read More …

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