Sankeien Garden

Botanical Garden
The Sankeien garden is an extensive garden located in the Honmoku district of Southeast Yokohama, looking out over Tokyo Bay. The garden was created by Hara Sankei (Hara Tomitaro), an entrepreneur who made a fortune as a silk trader. Within the Sankeien, historic buildings relocated from Kyoto, Kamakura etc. have been skillfully positioned for best visual effect; the Sankeien now contains 10 buildings that have been designated as National Important Cultural Properties, and three that have been designated as Tangible Cultural Properties by Yokohama City Government. During Hara Sankei’s lifetime, the Sankeien garden played an important role in the cultivation and supporting of avant-garde artists; some of the classic works of modern Nihonga painting—including Maeda Seison’s “The Uprising of Enryaku-ji Monks” and Yokoyama Taikan’s “Ryuin”—were painted here.

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Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Honmokusannotani 58-1 map map Map
9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
[Admission fee]
[Adults (High School Students and above)] 900 yen
[Children (Elementary School Students/Junior High School Students)]
200 yen person)]700yen
Parking Lot
※1,000 yen for up to 2 hours, 200 yen for every 30 minutes thereafter
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
※Some stores may not be available.
Not available
English Menu
Available (Not available at some stores)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Wonderful place to visit
    5.0 Reviewed : 2021.03.14
    I have a yearly pass that’s truly one of the treasure of Yokohama. I would would recommend Visiting at different times of year.
  • Serenity in Yokohama
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.03.08
    A beautiful and peaceful garden just south of Yokohama. A little bit off the beaten track, so not as busy as other attractions, but its well worth a visit. Easy walks around the lake, with...
  • Don’t go during winter season
    3.0 Reviewed : 2020.02.20
    Our cruise was cancelled due to Convid-19 . Trying to fill our time, we decided to venture this garden. Because of the season, there was hardly anything to see. I went up to the pagoda area (pagoda...

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