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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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Kyoto, Nara, or Kamakura, in medium-sized park form.

I took a couple of British visitor friends here in May, as they were staying in Tokyo, but had no time to visit a historic city such as Kamakura or Kawagoe. Perfect way to trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Yokohama, Japan
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I took a couple of British visitor friends here in May, as they were staying in Tokyo, but had no time to visit a historic city such as Kamakura or Kawagoe. Perfect way to trip back in time, to pre-modern Japan, for half a day. Went there with my wife in early June too, to watch the fireflies.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful gardens. A real escape from city living. In the summer months you can also go at night time to follow the Fire Fly trails. I ate some soba there too which were really yummy :)

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Yokohama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Providing a soothing contrast to Yokohama's futuristic Minato Mirai cityscape, Sankeien delights the eye with a rich display of natural beauty. Especially striking in the fall, Sankeien opens selected evenings for harvest moon viewing-- and sometimes sponsors delightful open air concerts. However, Sankeien's beautiful gardens and historic buildings (some of which are designated national treasures) are beautiful throughout the year,... More 

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

These are beautiful gardens on many acres with historic buildings, a temple, and a lake filled with koi. Spent much longer than I anticipated walking through the gardens. It was breathtaking. There was a show of bonsai Azaleas and they were incredible. There is a little refreshment stand to purchase drinks and ice cream which was delicious on a hot... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A huge, spacious gardens to roam and stroll in. The water lilies looked so beautiful and tranquil in the ponds, glittering in the summer heat. I can just imagine what glorious it looks in the changing autumn colours. There was a nice shop attached to the garden where nice, dainty, Japanese fans and other souvenirs were sold. Hope to see... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Really nice garden, albeit quite small. Very realxing, ideal to visit if it's too hot. It's quite far from the railway station - better take a bus if it's hot.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We caught the bus from Minato Mirai station for Sankeien Gardens in April when the cherry blossom was just about at it's best. The walk from the bus stop to the entrance was very inviting with the trees in full bloom showing us the way to the gardens. It was a lovely brisk day and there were plenty of people... More 

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Ishinomaki, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I love to be there makes you come back very beautiful pretty arrangements, children are able to run freely and enjoy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The gardens are quite large and have a variety of plants blooming throughout the year. We went in the summer, when the water lilies are in full bloom (early mornings only, while it's still cool) and took a hike up the hill to see the panoramic view (not that great, but there's a nice breeze). With all the plum trees,... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It is a big garden in Yokohama. You can spend around 2 hours walking in the premises and admiring the architecture and the environment. A very peaceful place to go and enjoy, mainly if it is on a good day weather. A big pond with carps, another pond with lotus and some nice old examples of Japanese style constructions. You... More 

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