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Sankeien Gardens

58-1 Honmoku-Sannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-0824, Japan
+81 45-621-0634
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Ranked #1 of 222 attractions in Yokohama
Type: Gardens
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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A beautiful respite from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo/Yokohama. Beautiful restored historic home and buildings scattered among acres of lush Japanese gardens. A Wonderful way to enjoy a day or just a few hours. Several very good little lunch spots within the gardens. Very walk-able. Though I speak no Japanese, I was able to easily travel here from Yokohama... More

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St Andrews, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

As this garden was suggested by most visitor guides, I was there in July but... not so keen on it. If you have a full day, I would suggest you better take the train and go visit nearby places (Tokyo most obviously but also Kamakura is really great and so is Odawara and Hakone)

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I can see green everywhere. Mediation. Relaxing. :) You can enjoy the lake full of lotuses, the pagoda, the houses combined of tradition and modern. And there are 2 super cute cats there :) One of my best traditional place in Yokohama

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great place to visit if you are in Yokohama. You need to get a taxi to and from the Train station as it is hard to find otherwise. Take your time and enjoy the paths and view, there are a couple of eating places but no one speaks english, but are all very friendly. Would highly recommend a visit here.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

These are beautiful gardens with some very old historic buildings that have been transplanted here from different parts of Japan. It is an easy taxi ride or bus from central Yokohama. We visited when the Irises were in flower. Check out the view from the belvedere: an oil refinery that was not here when the gardens were originally planted. It... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This location is outside Yokohama, but was fairly simple to get to based on their website directions. Train, bus, and walk later (stand and watch through the bus windscreen for the stop names on the bus shelters or you will go too far!!) and you are there from Yokohama hotel area. It was a beautiful, relaxing and amazing garden -... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A wonderful example of a Japanese garden, stylised pruning of pine trees, wisteria trained over elevated trellises, irises in bloom all manicured to perfection. Surrounded by the city but still peaceful. The views change constantly as you walk so it's hard to move without taking photographs at every turn. Large carp in the lake, bridges, buildings moved here from various... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Loved this attraction, what a great escape from the city! I recommend you be sure to visit the building that allows you to take off your shoes and experience traditional Japan. It really was a wonderful way to spend a morning!

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Tampa, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The garden dance with irises and other colorful flowers and a proud pagoda. Enjoy a tea ceremony performed according to true Japanese tradition. Fairly easy access by train or bus with a 10 minute walk. Feed the ducks and turtles, meander through the beautiful landscape. Enjoy this clam in the busy city of Yo.kohama

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London, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This garden is well cared for and an oasis of calm in a big city. There is also a lovely cafe where you can partake in a Japanese tea ceremony. Bliss.

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