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Sankeien Gardens

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Address: 58-1 Honmoku-Sannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0824, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 45-621-0634
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Relaxing walk

Plenty of history and nature combined in a park, there is english on the attraction descriptions and if you follow the route around the gardens you will get a good amount of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Yokohama, Japan
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Yokohama, Japan
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Plenty of history and nature combined in a park, there is english on the attraction descriptions and if you follow the route around the gardens you will get a good amount of exercise, ensure you walk up to the lookout and 3 storied pagoda.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

No need to visit Kyoto. Just visit the Sankeien gardens at least each of the 4 seasons around the year. Fall is colourful, snow gardens in beautiful, Sakura is pretty and Summer in great.

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Yokohama, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Visiting the Yokohama City area and want a bit of tranquility and tradition, then you should visit the Sankeien Gardens. Recently, visitors wanted to see Japanese Gardens,and were directed to see Ebisu Gardens in Tokyo. Much to their disappointment, these are not gardens at all in the traditional sense but a huge shopping mall-like venue. So I took them to... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you want to see a traditional Japanese Garden, please visit here. There is a good museum, lotus ponds, traditional Japanese buildings. In Sakura season, it is lit up at night, and is magical. Might see engaged couples in traditional dress getting their pictures taken. Bring your camera.

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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Sankeien Gardens is a slice of tranquillity located in the hustle and bustle of Yokohama. These gardens and buildings are beautifully laid out with amazing scenery that gives you a great taste of Japanese culture landscaping and architecture. An amazing view of the surrounding harbour and on clear days, Mount Fuji, is available from the lookout located near the 3-story... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Was in Yokohama for business and had a day off. Took the bus from a stop near my hotel. I pointed on a map to where I wanted to get off and the drive let me know the stop. The gardens are a self guided tour for the most part with volunteer docents in one of the historic buildings. I... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Finally I saw true beauty of Yokohama. Beautiful place with unique atmosphere. Many things were moved from Kyoto so you can really see the true beauty of Japanese architecture here. I visited Sankeien Garden in December but trees were still full of colours. Amazing to see this beauty in red/green/golden colours.. What a feeling. It was Saturday afternoon and I... More 

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hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Spent several hours in this park, which has a rugged natural beauty unlike the well manicured parks found elsewhere in Japan.

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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114 reviews 114 reviews
48 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Somehow, the garden reminded me of the garden of Ryoan-ji in Kyoto. The Shukuoen garden in Hiroshima is much much better. Nothing special and notable here. I think its reputation is overblown! We meet a friendly old man who goes to this garden at least 3 times a week and he suggested we should try their unique cherry blossom ice... More 

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San Diego, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very large, beautiful strolling garden that is well maintained and a joy to visit, but give yourself time to do so. There are lots of things to see tucked away from the main pathways that are well worth the effort to explore. If you are truly interested in traditional Japanese architecture,or just enjoy Japanese gardens, this is a wonderful location... More 

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