Plan A Tranquil Outing At Northern California’s Oldest Japanese Garden, The 18-Acre Hakone Gardens
When you’re in desperate need of some quiet time and a place where you can switch off your thoughts (or get lost in them), nature is always the way to go. However, it’s not always feasible to drive way out into the backcountry in order to get away for a bit. Sometimes you have to find tranquility in more convenient locations, such as Japanese tea gardens. Northern California is full of them, but the garden featured here is especially notable for several reasons. Considered the oldest Japanese garden in the state, a visit to this peaceful oasis is nothing short of spectacular.
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