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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 228 Attractions in Yokohama
Type: Gardens
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Iligan City, Philippines
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165 reviews 165 reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This place was a joy to visit. The views were wonderful (I give 4 stars because I wasn't blown away or anything, but it was still very nice), and the local food was delicious.

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Tokyo, Japan
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52 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you haven't visited a traditional Japanese garden, then you can do much worse than this one. Visit in any season but winter and go on a weekday to avoid the crowds. It is a little out of the way (otherwise, I would visit much more frequently than I do) but it is well worth the effort with its great... More

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RABAT
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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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