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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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Rome
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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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165 reviews 165 reviews
91 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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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
58 helpful votes 58 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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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21 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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