Yamano Hotel Garden

 

【Swiss garden in Hakone】

The garden of an authentic resort hotel boasts one of the best locations on the shores of Lake Ashinoko in Hakone.

It is located on the former site of a separate residence of Iwasaki Kayata's Baron (President of Mitsubishi 4), nephew of Mr. Iitakazu Yatarou (founder of Mitsubishi).

During the separate residence, Baron Iwasaki arranged the garden, made a jetty, organized a garden party, invited a lot of people to a banquet, and said he was entertaining.

Odakyu Yamano Hotel garden
Odakyu Yamano Hotel garden
Mt. Fuji seen from the Odakyu Yamano Hotel garden
Mt. Fuji seen from the Odakyu Yamano Hotel garden

The banquet moved to the Odakyu Group in 1948 (Showa 23 year), the name changed to "Yamano Hotel", but the heart of hospitality is still inherited.

Since around 1965 (Showa 40 year), "Azalea · shaku naze fair" has been held every year in 5 month, fifty years.

Every year, many tourists visit here, looking at the azalea 30 species 3,000 stock in the garden, and Xhakhage 20 species 300 stock.

When you turn around the corner of the hotel and enter the garden, you will be overwhelmed by the figure where the wooden flowers are aligned toward Mt. Fuji. I thought it was an amateur when it was a very calculated placement.

Odakyu Yama Hotel Garden
Odakyu Yama Hotel Garden

If you stroll through colorful azalea, you surely enjoy seeing the flowers in hand, I think you can enjoy it twice with a rounded gradation of a distant eye.

Odakyu Yamano Hotel garden
Odakyu Yamano Hotel garden

Unfortunately, the lower picture missed the season, but the landscape did not change, I thought it was beautiful any time.

Since this place is about 5 minutes walk from Hakone Shrine, how about after you visit Hakone Shrine?

Visiting fee of the garden is only during azalea · shakuin fair period: 800 yen. Other periods are free.

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