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Sankeien Garden三溪園

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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place Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Honmokusannotani 58-1
phone 0456210634

Review of Sankeien Gardens

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/24 Very Nice Way to Spend a Few Hours On A DIY
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...
Reviewed:2018/11/13 Most Buildings are reserved for private ceremony
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...
Reviewed:2018/11/08 Well worth a visit....
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...



Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Naka-ku Honmokusannotani 58-1 [map]



※ Admission until 16:30
[Admission fee]
Adults (High School Students or higher) 700 yen
Small Junior High School Students 200 yen
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Available 80spaces
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          Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo's most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.

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