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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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Beautiful garden

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank NatureNest2013
Kawasaki, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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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,

1 Thank Aitku
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Relaxing and a beautiful area to visit. When I visited there was also a tea ceremony. In the garden you would not know you were this close to a busy city. The old buildings provides a glimpse of living in old Japan. I would recommend going.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

A very special place! Gorgeous and specious traditional gardens, full of history ! Walk around, have some tea with mochi, visit farmer's house and all the other structures.. Its not paved there, gravel, so flats for ladies are recommended. We saw turtles, birds, carps..A very zen place, you will see wedding ceremonies there , entrance fee about $5. We took... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Make sure you have plenty of time for this garden. My husband and I spent 3 hours walking around, sitting by the lake, enjoying an ice-cream and later a beer. There were a few wedding groups being photographed which added to the atmosphere. The best part of the garden is the inner section where it is more traditional and therefore... More 

Thank TravelAddictnumber1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Great family photo opportunity. Live ther house structure in the far back. Take off your shoes and explore!

Thank Anne H

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