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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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Type: Gardens
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RABAT
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Thanks to the guide, I liked the history of the place, the structure, the walk and little hike to to go to top of the Pagode

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A delightful garden oasis with beautiful views among winding paths, little streams and bridges, and several traditional buildings to explore. Large black butterflies were fluttering around and the extensive lotus field was in full bloom when we visited on a hot July afternoon. There are several little tearooms where you can find traditional refreshments such as shaved ice - we... More

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Yokohama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Sankeien was originally the home and very spacious garden of a wealthy silk merchant. He bought a number of beautiful old buildings and had them brought to Yokohama, placed in the gardens and restored. There are temple buildings (including a pagoda), tea houses, a large farmhouse, a bridge, a lake, etc. I have been to Sankeien many times over the... More

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We toured the Sankeien Gardens with friends from Yokohama and had a wonderful time. We enjoyed the lotus blossoms very much and the trails were pleasant to walk with many fantastic sight lines.

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

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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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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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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