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Sankeien Gardens

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58-1 Hommoku-Sannotani, Naka-ku, Naka, Yokohama 231-0824, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 45-621-0634
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sankeien is probably the most beautiful park I have visited in Japan. Perfectly kept as you would expect with a myriad of interesting buildings brought in from different areas of Japan over the years. A few quaint restaurants offer a tasty lunch or snack as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A charming park located in a calm area outside of the city center. It's definitely a must visit, however be careful, the park isn't open from 29th-31th december.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Felix a
Reviewed January 7, 2019

This is one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens I have visited so far. It's so relaxing to walk around the gardens and you can easily spend 1-2 hours there and also sit down for a matcha tea and sweets or cherry blossom ice cream....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

This park is in a league of its own, so serene so beautiful and it practically brings you back to mother nature. 👍

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andyfong82
Reviewed December 11, 2018

A lovely garden in all seasons. Great examples of period architecture and a lovely restaurant with great food on grounds. Something for all ages and tastes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris V
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

A fabulous place to enjoy Japanese heritage, buildings, and culture in a beautiful setting. Pagodas, homes, temples, and buildings of national treasure are all in a situated in a natural beautiful setting. I have gone during every season and always leave refreshed. If no time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Scott D
Reviewed November 24, 2018

We decided to revisit the Sankien Gardens plan on Tuesday morning since we missed them on Sunday. The gardens don’t open until 0900 and five of us (Pam, Sue, Judy, CL and myself) jumped in one of those great Toyota Alfard taxis right from Osanbashi...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank CharlesC918
Reviewed November 12, 2018

I went in October before cruise started in Yokohama. I was quite disappointed about most of the building are closed for only private use. The garden is well maintained but may be due to season there was no flowers at all. I trust there are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trevor W
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, tranquil oasis with lots to see... There are bridges, temples and houses. Spectacular collection of pines ... Wonderful ferns... Superb mature acers.. Don’t be put off by nay sayers who cannot appreciate the subtle beauty of the place.... The autumn colours have yet to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 311austinl
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Perhaps I went there in the wrong season. I was there in early Oct, there's no flowers at all and almost all the buildings are kept for private purpose. I felt like I wasted my time, 700 yen and worst of all got a lot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Diane N
August 13, 2018|
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Response from acrafton1 | Reviewed this property |
No need to buy tickets in advance. They take credit cards and yen. Allow a few hours to walk around the park. There is a gift shop and museum. Also a few places to get a snack or drinks if you need. Taxis are available... More
Chrissy D
April 21, 2015|
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Response from aymats | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The entrance fee is 500JPY/person. If you're going to visit Sankeien from Osanbashi International Passenger terminal (search official website osanbashicom), the nearest railway station is JR line's Kannai (15min walk... More
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Sankeien Gardens (2 Replies)
we will be in Tokyo for 2 night ,the first half day we will come back from Nikko.The second full day we supposed to go Yogohama and i see in internet that Sankeien Gardens in Yogohama is very beautiful to visit. Does it ipen whole year.How to go there from Tokyo? .
February 22, 2011|
Response frombettyjung|
thank you for suggestion. It's better to skip Ramen museum and go Sankeien garden.
Transport to Sankeien Gardens (2 Replies)
I understand that Bus #8 or #125 goes to Sankeien Gardens from Yokohama. Is this route included in the Minato-Burari One-Day Pass for JPY500?
March 01, 2013|
Response fromSue808|
I think the furtherst it covers is Yamate area and does not go all the way to Honmoku which is where Sankeien Garden is. The local bus fare one way is 210 yen. If you are purchasing it at the tourist information counter, better to ask first. The tourist information counter is located just next to Sakuragicho station.
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How to get to these places in Yokohama (4 Replies)
Hi, Was thinking of going to Yokohama tomorrow, Sankeien Gardens, China Town and Minato Mirai 21 are on the list. Will depart from Shinjuku, but should I choose Yokohama as destination and then take the bus to the garden? Is it close enough to walk from the garden to China Town and then walk to Minato Mirai 21 ? Thanks in advance
March 28, 2017|
Response fromYobeekool|
If you are troubled by my explanation, take the JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line from JR Shinjuku Station, and change at Yokohama for the JR Negishi Line to Negishi. Walk from there to Sankei-en. After Sankei-en, walk back to JR Negishi Station and take the JR Negishi Line to Sakuragicho. Walk from there to Minato Mirai area. After Minato Mirai area, take the Minato Mirai Line to Motomachi Chukagai for the Chinatown. After the Chinatown, walk to Motomachi Chukagai or Nihon-Odori, then take the...More