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Sankeien Gardens

Address: 58-1 Honmoku-Sannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-0824, Japan
Phone Number: +81 45-621-0634
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Ranked #2 of 217 Attractions in Yokohama
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors

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

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
59 helpful votes 59 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Peaceful and fascinating. Worth a 2-3 hours visit to get a feel of old Japan instead of Yokohama's modern grey buildings

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Venice, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

More than just a lovely garden. Has architectural examples of traditional homes and a tea ceremony. Easy to access with public transportation

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Iligan City, Philippines
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105 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Being in this garden evokes a sense of tranquility & well-being. The trees, the Cherry Blossoms, the pond with some ducks swimming, the pagoda on top of the hill overlooking the gardens all were nicely put together & well-maintained. There's also a kiosk which serves some refreshments.

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Yokohama, Japan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It's a bit long to get there, unless you take a taxi, because you have to go to Motomachi station and then take the bus no.8 on the opposite side of the road and...hope to get off at the right stop! Once you get there you can forget about the distress for the journey, and walk in the gardens around... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We had a Full day stop over in Yokohama during a recent Cruise, we had read about and reserached these Gardens so decided to visit them. It is possible to catch a Bus to the Gardens from near the Port Area but we took the easy way as there where 4 of us and took a Taxi. Between us it... More 

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Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Sankeien Garden is a good japanese garden but not the best landmark in Yokohama. If you have just two days in Yokohama, I highly recommend that you skip the garden, your time will be best spent on Minato Mirai and other attractions. The garden itself is very simple, but beautiful. It is good, but not great.

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