Gora Park (強羅公園, Gōra Kōen) is a beautiful french style western park.It has greenhouses with various other unique flowers as well. The highlight of the outside is a sizable rose garden. Well worth the time if you are staying in Gora ,go for a couple of hours of a relaxing walk.If you have time, it's worth to visit the tea house inside the park for morning / afternoon tea.The perfect place to spend a sunny day in a gorgeous garden and have a sweet Ice cream in the nature. Highly recommended with children.
Certainly, you do not come to Japan to visit two tropical greenhouses. But the Park Hakone Gora-Koen also includes a rock garden, others very well kept Western-style gardens including a rose garden and a central point around the park's fountain and its circular pond.
Inside the adjacent handicrafts building, the park offers pottery activities, glass drying and an an introduction to ikebana (flower arranging). Perfect to leave the children while you have tea in the very charming Hakuun-do Chaen or you just sit down on a bench to enjoy the scenery. A pleasant pastime.
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.
Gora koen - In the heart of Hakone
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