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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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Beautiful garden

Indeed it was worthwhile to visit this garden for the cherry/plum blossom even though not all flowers are blooming. Entrance fee was 500 yen. We met a wedding couple dressed in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Indeed it was worthwhile to visit this garden for the cherry/plum blossom even though not all flowers are blooming. Entrance fee was 500 yen. We met a wedding couple dressed in traditional wedding costume. Then we had a good lunch and also tasted the cherry blossom ice cream just next to the garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Very spacious traditional Japanese garden. It wasn't so good season for seeing flowers, but iris was in bloom when I visited there. We can taste also Japanese tea and sweets inside of memorial hall. Good connection from Sakuragicho or Yokohama station by bus.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yokohoma, one of Japan's biggest cities as well as one of the busiest ports on the planet; small wonder then that things can be a bit chaotic in the town centre. Escape all that and relax for a few hours in the Sankeien Gardens. Well laid out, with several lakes of varying size, this is a Japanese garden to soothe... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Beautiful, expansive, virtually free, interesting history, you can try Japanese tea making, there's light food and coffee there, it's peaceful and representative of Japan gardens and parks from all over Japan.

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Philadelphia, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I think in a few weeks these gardens will be lovely, but we went early March, and it was cold, muddy and raining. Nothing was blooming. We walked up to the pagoda and walked all the paths. The Ducks were fun to watch in the pond, but they weren't any different than the ducks we see in ponds in America.... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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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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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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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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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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