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Sankeien Gardens

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Address: 58-1 Honmoku-Sannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0824, Kanagawa Prefecture
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One of the most easily accessible and beautiful Japanese gardens.

Sankeien is a very traditional and typical Japanese-style garden designed and landscaped by Sankei Hara, a wealthy businessman.  He reconstructed buildings of historic importance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Yokohama, Japan
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Yokohama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sankeien is a very traditional and typical Japanese-style garden designed and landscaped by Sankei Hara, a wealthy businessman.  He reconstructed buildings of historic importance from places such as Kyoto and Kamakura in this garden,which was opend to the public as ”Sankeien”in 1906. It is a really beautiful garden that shows various aspects of Japanese culture assembled in one place. Especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Yokohama Station Take bus number 8 or 125 from the station's east exit to Honmoku Sankeien-mae. Walk through the shopping street, about another 7-10 minutes depending on how fast you walk, to the garden. The street dead ends here; taxis are always waiting here. It is 500yen admission. From Negishi Station Take the JR Negishi Line to Negishi Station.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love Sankeien Gardens! Close to where we live in Yokohama, so been there many times with our visitors. The pond attract many ducks, herons in the winter. Young children love feeding fish , you can bring your own bread or buy from there. Many Japanese White-eye, Brown-eared Bulbul and Great Tit near the stream , Common Kingfisher is not uncommon.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful example of Japanese gardens especially during the cherry blossoms season. A short bus drive from minato mirái and yokohama. There is a nice temple you can go up to and also beautiful tea ceremony offered by kind lovely ladies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice and beautiful garden.this is the closest garden from Tokyo where you can get an insight on Japanese ancient building and structure.ticket cost 500 yen.

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Kawasaki, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

It takes 30 minutes by bus from Yokohama Station(east exit Bus terminal). Hara family became rich dealing raw silk and silk mill industry and built their own houses and also bought temples, houses originally located in a different places in Japan and brought them here in the early 20th century. As I visited in the afternoon so only one available... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Sankeien is a beautiful garden with some historical buildings, tea houses, pagoda, and so on. These buildings were originally in other places, but they were later moved to Sankeien. So, it is like a theme park of traditional Japanese buildings. As my wife and I visited, cherry blossoms ware in full bloom. It is wonderful, if you can visit it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

It takes about 1 hour travel by bus from Yokohama city center. Sankeien is keeping some temples and houses in good conditions. Most of them are not allowed to enter. But you can still feel how wealthy the Sankei family was. Sankeien is very beautiful and comfortable. There are different kinds of trees and flowers. I believe it has different... More 

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Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Although it's kinda hard to find by public transport (bus) it was well worth the trouble we went through to find it. The gardens were really beautiful and relaxing, and there is enough English around that we were able to learn about the structures around, too. The tea ceremony was really nice, and they even offered to let us try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Charming garden. The highlights are (a) Just after you enter, the view across the lake to the pagoda and they have moored a rowing boat to complete the picture, and (b) The "Inner Garden" with picturesque bridge, tea houses and planting. When you see this within metres of a huge industrial port complex its survival is all the more amazing,

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